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July 13th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

George Steinbrenner dead after massive heart attack

Steinbrenner reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.

Steinbrenner reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.

[Updated at 9:58 a.m.] New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died, Steinbrenner's spokesman said.

“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing," a statement from his family said. "“He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family – his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer, Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren.

“He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.”

The team has seven World Series trophies – 1977, '78, '96, '98, '99, 2000 and '09 earned under Steinbrenner's ownership since 1973.

"Owning the Yankees," Steinbrenner once said, "is like owning the Mona Lisa." Read More


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  1. howie

    Rest in Peace King George!!! go tip one back with Billy Martin, Pinstripes Forever!!!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:47 am |