Peace, Steinbrenner

November 21, 2008

Enjoy your calzones.

NEW YORK (Nov. 20) – George Steinbrenner’s 35-year reign as boss of the New York Yankees ended Thursday when he passed control of baseball’s most famous team to his youngest son, Hal.

George Steinbrenner, now 78, headed a group that bought the club in January 1973 for an $8.7 million net price and became one of the most high-profile owners in all of sports. He dominated the back pages of New York’s tabloids, earning the nickname “The Boss” as he spent lavishly on players and changed managers 20 times during his first 23 years as owner, feuding with Billy Martin, Yogi Berra and Dave Winfield. (AOL)


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