George Steinbrenner Dead At Age 80

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died July 13, after suffering a massive heart attack in his Florida home. Under his ownership, the Yankees have appeared in the World Series 11 times, winning seven titles, including the 2009 championship.

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    George M. Steinbrenner III

    This Aug. 27, 1977, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.
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    Steinbrenner Celebrates Championship

    This Oct. 21, 1998, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner getting a champagne shower from Derek Jeter, left, and other Yankees in the clubhouse after Game 4 of the World Series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.
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    Steinbrenner Celebrates with Billy Martin

     This Oct. 9, 1977, file photo shows George Steinbrenner, left, principal owner of the Yankees, giving manager Billy Martin a bearhug and congratulations after each was doused by champagne after the Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals, 5-3, to take the AL championship. Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4
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    Steinbrenner and Billy Martin

    This June 29, 1978, file photo shows New York Yankees principle owner George Steinbrenner laughing as Billy Martin answers reporters questions at a news conference after the Old Timers Day game, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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    Steinbrenner at Work

    This Oct. 21, 1981, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner working at his desk at Yankee Stadium in New York, before Game 2 of the World Series. On the wall behind Steinbrenner is an autographed photo of Cary Grant. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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    Steinbrenner with Martin and Piniella

    This Feb. 28, 1998 file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner flanked by Billy Martin, left, and Lou Piniella, right, at spring training in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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    Steinbrenner with Torre and Jeter

    In this Oct. 29, 1999 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, rear, greets manager Joe Torre, left, and team owner George Steinbrenner at the start of the rally at City Hall honoring the 1999 World Champions New York Yankees in New York. The Yankees owner died Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner with the Media

    In an April 25, 1974 photo, George Steinbrenner talks with members of the press at Yankee Stadium in New York. A person close to George Steinbrenner says the Yankees owner died Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner Talks to Reporters

    This Nov. 4, 1977, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, center gesturing, talking to reporters in New York. Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.
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    Steinbrenner Talks to Reporters

    This Feb. 27, 1999, file photo shows New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner talking to reporters in the dugout at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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    Steinbrenner at Spring Training

    New York Yankee's George Steinbrenner watches his team warm up before their spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Tampa, Florida March19, 2010. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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    George M. Steinbrenner III

    New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner watches his team play the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, March 8, 2010. The Yankees owner died Tuesday after sustaining a massive heart attack.
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    Steinbrenner at Home Opener

    New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner sits as he watches the Yankees home opening MLB American League baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium in New York April 13, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner with Reggie Jackson

    New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner (R) talks with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson during a MLB spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Tampa April 2, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner at Spring Training

    New York Yankees chairman and principal owner George Steinbrenner dons his sunglasses whiles watching the Yankees from his personal box during a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Saturday, March 6, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner on Seinfeld

    While never actually appearing on the show, the legacy of George Steinbrenner grew as a result of his portrayal on the popular television program "Seinfeld"
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    George M. Steinbrenner III

    This Feb. 17, 2004, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner gesturing outside the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010.
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    George with Son Hal

    In a Thursday, March 27, 2008 photo, New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, right, shakes hands with his son Hal before a pre-game ceremony renaming Legends Field to George M. Steinbrenner Field at spring training baseball in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010.
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    Steinbrenner with Wife Joan

    This May 16, 2010, file photo shows George Steinbrenner, along with his wife Joan, left, attending the dedication of George M. Steinbrenner High School, in Lutz, Fla. A person close to George Steinbrenner says the Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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    Steinbrenner with Daughter and Wife

    In this March 27, 2008 file photo, New York Yankees senior vice president for new stadium public affairs Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, left, holds onto her father and Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, center, along with his wife, Joan, during a pregame ceremony renaming Legends Field to George M. Steinbrenner Field at spring training baseball, in Tampa, Fla. The Yankees owner died Tuesday morning after a massive heart attack.
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