Tim nhoi mau Nguyen nhan cai chet/George Steinbrenner George Steinbrenner, the owner of the New York Yankees, died ten years ago. On July 13, 2003, George Steinbrenner, the erratic owner of the New York Yankees since 1973, died. On the same day as Major League Baseball's 81st annual All-Star Game, Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 70.
The New York Yankees are an American baseball team based in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees compete in the American League (AL) of Major League Baseball (MLB). Founded in 1919 by the late John D. Rockefeller III, they are the oldest major league franchise in existence and have won more than 60 games every season except for 1972 when they finished with 91 wins. They have also played in six World Series, winning four times. The Yankees have the second most victories among all MLB teams behind the Chicago Cubs (107).
They play their home games at Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009. The stadium is named after its owner, the New York Yankees LLC. Before that, the team played at Shea Stadium and County Stadium.
Yankee Stadium has a current seating capacity of 40,000. It is the largest ballpark in New York City and the fourth largest in the United States. The previous record was held by Dodger Stadium until it was surpassed by Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
Shea Stadium had a final official count of 33,523.
Steinbrenner, George M. III George Steinbrenner, full name George Martin Steinbrenner III, was born on July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio, and died on July 13, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. He was an American businessman and the major owner of the New York Yankees from 1973 until 2010. Prior to that, he ran the family business, which owned a shipping company.
He graduated from Harvard University in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in economics. After graduating, he worked for several years at the family business, which at that time was called Steinway & Sons. In 1960, he joined the Yankees as an assistant to the president. A year later, he became president of the team's new holding company, which owned most of the Yankees' assets. In 1973, when his father died, he took over the daily operations of the team as well. Since then, he has been referred to as "the mayor of Manhattan" because of his influence on New York City sports.
Besides being owner of the Yankees, he also served as chairman of the board of trustees for Harvard University from 1990 to 2010. Additionally, he chaired two committees that made recommendations on baseball rules changes - one in 1995 and another in 2009. The latter committee proposed a change to reduce home run rates which was adopted by Major League Baseball in 2010.
For 37 years, until his death at the age of 80, he was the major owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), and he was also active in the Great Lakes shipping sector. The Yankees won seven World Series and 11 pennants during their longest stay in team history. In addition to his ownership role with the Yankees, he held minority interests in several other MLB teams.
Born on July 19, 1923, in New York City, George Herbert "George" Steinbrenner III was one of five children of German immigrant parents who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He attended Public School No. 18, then was graduated from New York University School of Law. After serving in the United States Army during World War II, he established himself as a real estate lawyer in New York City. In 1961, he became involved in baseball when he purchased a minor league club, the Tampa Bay Indians, now known as the Tampa Bay Rays.
Steinbrenner is best known as the principal force behind the construction of Yankee Stadium and the acquisition of multiple World Series rings. He opened up shop for the Yankees in 1972 after they had been relegated to the New York Mets' Class A farm team, the Tidewater Tides. He immediately set about trying to upgrade the team's aging stadium and bring prestige back to the franchise. His efforts paid off when the Yankees won their first World Series title in 1977.