Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So today a true sports legend passed away... George Steinbrenner passed away today at 80 years old. He purchased the team back in 1973 for 10 million dollars. The team has grown to be worth well over 1 billion dollars. This man was in charge of 7 world series titles and 11 AL pennants being bought to the Bronx. Look you may or may not like this man but what he did for this franchise can not be over looked. They were the laughing stock of the league and he bought them back in the 70s. The 90's is where he made a name for himself being that the team won 4 titles in 5 years and went to two more after that. Winning the world series last year to add another ring to the mans hand. You cant say you didn't see this coming though. From the All Star game in 2008 at the OLD Yankee stadium until today you really didn't see from him or hear from him. He was in such bad health that it wouldn't have been much longer. He was a hated man but damn he was a respected man. Thanks for the memories George.