NY Yankees

July 13, 2010 by Post Team 

NY YankeesNY Yankees:(TMZ) — TMZ has confirmed legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after suffering a “massive” heart attack.

According to several reports, Steinbrenner - who turned 80 years old on July 4 – was transferred to St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, where he was pronounced dead later.

Steinbrenner - a veteran of U.S. Navy – Withdrew from the implementation of the Yankees in 2006 … leaving his sons Hank and Hal to run the team.

Since Steinbrenner took over the team in 1973, the Yankees shut 11 pennants and seven World Series titles.

Among the many accomplishments of Steinbrenner - his famous “grooming policy” … in which players and coaches are not allowed to sport hair beyond your neck … and is the only acceptable facial hair mustache.

UPDATE: A representative of the Steinbrenner family has issued a statement saying: “It is with deep sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his death. He died this morning in Tampa, Florida, at age 80.”

The representative added: “Funeral services will be private. There will be an additional public service with the details will be announced at a later date.”

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