George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner

Full Name: George Michael Steinbrenner III
Profession: New York Yankees Owner

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: July 4, 1930
Birthplace: Rocky River, Ohio, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: July 13, 2010 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1956-05-12 NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

Historical Events

  • 1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 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
  • 1985-04-29 New York Yankees fire manager Yogi Berra 16 games into season, despite assurance from owner George Steinbrenner that he would be kept for the whole season. Billy Martin named as replacement.
  • 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 of Baseball Fay Vincent to resign as principal 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)
  • 1993-03-01 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team; banned because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira
  • 1997-05-14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for his suing other team owners

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