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GEORGE STEINBRENNER RUMORS

Yankee Stadium fixture 'Bill the Baker' dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) A fan befriended by former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and became a press box fixture for more than 30 years known as ''Bill the Baker,'' has died. He was 67. The Yankees said Bill Stimers died Thursday at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx. They did not give a cause of death. Stimers worked for Entenmann's Bakery and first...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner, Jerry Lucas, and the NBA in Cleveland?

You know the NBA planted its flag in Cleveland in 1970, with the inaugural season of the Cavaliers. Unlike me, you may also have known that Cleveland was this close to joining the NBA less than ten years earlier. By the end of the 1950s, the National Industrial Basketball League had been in operation for over ten seasons. Originally formed as a league for mill workers, the teams...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did the Yankees pass on Andrew Friedman? And why is Hal Steinbrenner like Hermey the Elf?

Yesterday, after hearing about how the Los Angeles Dodgers swooped up and signed Andrew Friedman, after firing GM Ned Colletti, I was natrually peeved. As my friend Sully put it, the Dodgers have back-to-back seasons making the playoffs, and they fire their GM, while the Yankees have back-to-back seasons, and give their GM a new contract. Good grief.I have had my eye on Andrew Friedman...
Via Subway Squawkers
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hal Steinbrenner finally speaks, and shows that he couldn't manage a one-car funeral

So Hal (Rip Van Winkle) Steinbrenner has finally woken from his summer slumber and spoken to the media for the first time in two months. He talked to Michael Kay on the Yankee broadcaster's ESPN New York radio show yesterday, a day after I wondered where the heck Hal was. But I think Hal would have made a much better impression by doing the interview in person, given that Kay...
Via Subway Squawkers
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bronx Zoo Yankees’ Tie to Indians Due to Gabe Paul

Thwarted in his efforts to buy the Indians, a Cleveland-area shipbuilding scion named George Steinbrenner instead bought the New York Yankees in 1973, in a deal brokered in part by Indians general manager Gabe Paul. Paul would later join Steinbrenner as a limited partner in the Yankees and thanks to him, there were a lot of Cleveland connections to those Yankee teams, from players...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner Should Be In The Hall Of Fame

George Steinbrenner was known for his controversial ways during his 37-year tenure as owner of the New York Yankees (via nymag) If there is any owner who deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, it has to be George Steinbrenner. He changed the way owners run their teams. Steinbrenner was a very involved owner. No one had been like that up to that point. Most owners before Steinbrenner...
Via Grandstand University
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Steinbrenner Philosophy on Winning is Flawed

The Steinbrenner family has been running the New York Yankees since 1973 when George purchased the team from CBS.  From George, onto Hal, their “philosophy” on winning has remained the same: buy the best players money can get and you will win World Series championships. There’s just one problem with that approach, it doesn’t exactly lead to winning titles. For those who...
Via Standing O Sports
February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Finally reaching the $189 million crossroads, the Yankees apparently will let others determine the future

Hal Steinbrenner sabotaged the 2013 Yankees. At the time, it seemed a worthy cause. If the Yankees could shrink their bloated $230 million payroll to $189 million, they would escape a huge luxury tax. Eventually, they could sign a Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, or even both. One year at $189 million, that's all they needed, and then they could spend, spend, spend... with impunity...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner, The Play, coming to Broadway?

George Steinbrenner can't get into the Hall of Fame but...he just might make it to The Great White Way. Seems Roundabout Theatre Company produced a reading of Bill Madden's currently unavailable Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball last week. The Post's Michael Riedel reports:Richard Kind read the part of Steinbrenner and was “terrific,” says [play co-writer Ira...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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