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George Steinbrenner III

George Steinbrenner III’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.1 Billion
Industry: Sports
Country: United States
BirthDay: 4 July 1930
Sigh: Leo
Died On: 13/07/2010
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Williams C

George Steinbrenner III was bornon 4 July 1930 in United States. "The Boss" christened new $1.1 billion Yankee Stadium with World Series Championship in October; team had a relatively frugal off-season compared to last year's $450 million spending spree. Bought Yankees from CBS for $10 million in 1973; franchise now worth $1.5 billion but is 95% leveraged thanks to Yankee Stadium debt. Vast majority of net worth made up by YES Network: regional cable channel broadcasts the Bronx Bombers to New York City and beyond.


$1.1 Billion


$1.1 Billion


A life-size bronze statue of Steinbrenner was placed in front of the stadium in January 2011


One of those is long time Head Athletic Trainer Gene Monahan, who in 2010 missed his first spring training in 48 years after being diagnosed with cancer


A high school in Lutz, Florida, which opened for about 1,600 students in August 2009, is named George M


Steinbrenner Field in March 2008 in his honor by his two sons, with the blessing of the Hillsborough County Commission and the Tampa City Council


A 2007 interviewer said: "He doesn’t look all right


From 2006 to his death, George Steinbrenner spent most of his time in Tampa, Florida


He wrote the foreword of the 2005 Dusty Rhodes autobiography and was a regular at old Tampa Armory cards in the 1970s and 1980s


A 2004 Visa commercial depicted Steinbrenner in the trainer's room at Yankee Stadium, suffering from an arm injury, unable to sign any checks, including that of his then-current manager Joe Torre, who spends most of the commercial treating Steinbrenner as if he were an important player


At the funeral of his long-time friend Otto Graham in December 2003, Steinbrenner fainted, leading to extensive media speculation that he was in ill health


The Steinbrenner Band Hall at the University of Florida was made possible by a gift from George and Joan Steinbrenner in 2002


In 2001, Winfield cited the Steinbrenner animosity as a factor in his decision to enter the Hall of Fame as a representative of his first team, the San Diego Padres, rather than the team that brought him national recognition, the Yankees


In 2000, Steinbrenner was honored as Grand Marshal at the German-American Steuben Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City


They went on to Series wins in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and fell short of a fourth straight title in 2001 with a seventh-game loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks


He was also present in the front row of an edition of WCW Monday Nitro in 1996, and in the front row of another edition as well early 1998, when the event took place in Tampa


In 1995 the team returned to the playoffs for the first time since 1981, and in 1996, they beat the Atlanta Braves in six games to win the World Series


In the 1994 computer game Superhero League of Hoboken, one of the schemes of the primary antagonist, Dr


After contending only briefly two years earlier, the 1993 Yankees were in the American League East race with the eventual champion Toronto Blue Jays until September


In 1992, Steinbrenner was presented with Tampa's most prestigious civic service award, the Tampa Metro Civitan Club's Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award


In 1991, he played himself in an episode on YouTube of Good Sports, with Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal


In December 1990, Steinbrenner made another appearance on WWF TV in the front row during a Superstars of Wrestling TV taping held in Tampa's SunDome


In March 1989, he appeared in the front row of the WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event broadcast, even interacting with manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan at one point (Heenan remarked about the guy he managed in the ring at the time to Steinbrenner "I've got a ring full of Winfield")


Harvey Greene, the Yankees' Director of Media Relations from 1986–1989, talked about the experience of working under Steinbrenner:George Steinbrenner was involved with thoroughbred horse racing from the early 1970s


In 1985, Steinbrenner derided Winfield's poor performance in a key September series against the Toronto Blue Jays:Where is Reggie Jackson? We need a Mr


In 1983, at Steinbrenner's behest, Yankee coach Yogi Berra ordered Goose Gossage to remove a beard he was growing


In 1982, George, "while attending the funeral of a police officer killed in the line of duty, was deeply moved by the ceremony in which the American flag was folded military-style and presented to the officer's surviving spouse and young children"


Similarly, a players' strike had in that instance aided their 1981 playoff effort


His death came nine days after his 80th birthday, two days after the death of longtime Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard, and eight days before that of former Yankee manager Ralph Houk


The "convicted" part of Billy Martin's famous 1978 "liar and convicted" comment referred to Steinbrenner's connection to Richard Nixon; in 1974, Steinbrenner pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign, and to a felony charge of obstruction of justice


"Steinbrenner won seven World Series titles as owner of the Yankees (1977, 1978, 1996, 1998-2000, 2009)Steinbrenner was awarded The Flying Wedge Award, one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest honors


Whereas Nederlander threw himself into his family's business full-time, Steinbrenner invested in a mere half-dozen shows, including the 1974 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, Seesaw, and the 1988 Peter Allen flop, Legs Diamond


Only three Yankee employees were continuously employed from the start of Steinbrenner's ownership in 1973 until the end of his tenure


By 1972, the company's gross sales were more than $100 million annually


His involvement with Broadway began with a short-lived 1967 play, The Ninety Day Mistress, in which he partnered with another rookie producer, James Nederlander


The Yankees had been struggling during their years under CBS ownership, which had acquired the team in 1965


The ABL folded in December 1962, just months into its second season


Steinbrenner replaced McClendon with former Boston Celtics star Bill Sharman, and the Pipers won the ABL championship in 1961-62


In 1960, against his father's wishes, Steinbrenner entered the sports franchise business for the first time with basketball's Cleveland Pipers, of the American Basketball League (ABL)


Steinbrenner joined Kinsman Marine Transit Company in 1957, the Great Lakes shipping company that his great-grandfather Henry had purchased in 1901 from The Minch Transit Company, which was owned by a family relation, and renamed


He met his wife-to-be, Elizabeth Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Zieg, in Columbus, and married her on May 12, 1956


Steinbrenner served as an assistant football coach at Northwestern University in 1955, and at Purdue University from 1956 to 1957


Following honorable discharge in 1954, he did post-graduate study at The Ohio State University (1954–55), earning his master's degree in physical education


"Steinbrenner entered Culver Military Academy, in Northern Indiana, in 1944, and graduated in 1948


George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees


His father was of German descent, and had been a world-class track and field hurdler while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in engineering in 1927, first in his class and a distinguished scholar in Naval Architecture

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