Passing of George Steinbrenner

Just a brief notice here on the death of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, reported today.

I don’t really follow baseball anymore, but I well remember the days of Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson.  Steinbrenner always seemed to be a magnet for controversy, but he was a winner — his Yanks won seven championships in all.

Anyway, if you’d like to remember George Steinbrenner with a good read, Greensboro Public Library may have some books for you.  Try some of these:  George:  The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire by Peter Golenbock; October Men:  Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees’ Miraculous Finish in 1978 by Roger Kahn; and Steinbrenner:  The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden.

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One Response

  1. It is somewhat of a sad time for the baseball world especially with the all star game being played on the same day, but I am also surprised at the amount of praise that the man who was once known as the most hated man in baseball. He definitely did do a lot for the New York Yankees and I’m sure the city is very grateful for it. I also kind of like/hate the fact that I have a team to hate for in the Yankees because they just buy all their players. Also you think you could take a quick look at my blog cuz I really want to know what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/greatest-owner-ever-hardly/

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