NY Daily News
July 13, 2010 by Post Team
NY Daily News:(New York Daily News) — Love him or hate him, George Steinbrenner, the owner is probably most dynamic in sports history. The chief died early Tuesday at age 80, leaving behind a legacy of grandstanding, tournaments and charity. The Daily News looks back on his career:
July 4, 1930: George Michael Steinbrenner III was born in Rocky River, Ohio, son of Henry G. Steinbrenner Haley II and Rita.
1944: Steinbrenner enters the Culver Military Academy and graduated from high school four years later.
1952: Receives a BA in English Literature from Williams College, where he is a top hurdler on the track also, sports editor of the student newspaper, among other extracurricular activities.
1952: Steinbrenner, a high hurdler, competes in the famous Penn Relays.
1955: Steinbrenner begins a two-year term as an assistant football coach at the university.
May 12, 1956: Marries Elizabeth Joan Ziege in Columbus, Ohio.
1956: Steinbrenner begins a period of two years as an assistant football at Purdue.
1960: At the first incursion of the franchise Steinbrenner, owner, Cleveland flutist buying a basketball team in the UCA. The move came against the wishes of the father of Steinbrenner, a man strove for Steinbrenner.
January 3, 1973: Steinbrenner, a shipbuilder by trade, runs a limited liability company as general managing partner of the Yankees buying CBS for a net price of $ 8.7 million.
September 30, 1973: Ralph Houk resigns, the first change of career direction of Steinbrenner.
August 30, 1974: Fined $ 15,000 by the District Court in Cleveland after pleading guilty to conspiracy to make illegal campaign contributions.
November 27, 1974: Suspended by Bowie Kuhn for two years.
December 31, 1974: Steinbrenner lands his first mega free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signed a five-year contract, $ 3,750,000 contract.
August 1, 1975: Fire Bill Virdon Steinbrenner and Billy Martin hired in the first five seasons as manager.
March 1, 1976: His suspension was lifted after 15 months for good behavior.
October 14, 1976: Yankees win the pennant to return to the World Series for the first time since 1964.
November 29, 1976: In his most famous free agent movement, inks Steinbrenner Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $ 3 million contract.
December 15, 1980: Yankees signed Dave Winfield to a 10-year deal at $ 17-million dollars. Almost five years later, Steinbrenner calls Winfield “Mr. May.”
October 25, 1981: Has famous elevator fight in Los Angeles after the Yankees lost Game Five of World Series to the Dodgers. Supposedly pummels two attackers.
October 28, 1981: Apologizes to Yankees fans after the Dodgers won the World Series.
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