Profession: New York Yankees Owner
Why Famous: During his 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants.
His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sport's most controversial figures. He had a tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, and to hire and fire managers.
- 1956-05-12 NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg
- 1973-01-03 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
- 1974-11-28 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
- 1981-10-25 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
- 1983-05-30 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
- 1989-01-19 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
- 1989-01-25 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
- 1990-07-30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
- 1990-08-20 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
- 1991-12-10 Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
- 1992-04-24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
- 1992-07-24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)
- 1997-05-14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner