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George Steinbrenner dead at 80

by on Jul.13, 2010 @ 11:06 pm, under MLB

This has nothing to do with Japanese baseball, but as a long-time Yankee fan, it does bear some weight for me.

From ESPN.com:

Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement.

"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the family said in a statement.


The New York Daily News reported that Steinbrenner died around 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.

WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.

Very sad news, especially coming on the heals of Bob Sheppard's passing.