Saying Goodbye to “The Boss”

George Steinbrenner has left the stadium, and he goes out as a winner.  Its a sad time for baseball fans in general, and Yankee fans in particular.  The Boss is the second Yankee icon to depart this week, following the long-tenured announcer, Bob Sheppard.  George applied his considerable skills to the Yankees, serving as a major catalyst in the tranformation of the sports business.  Despite some underachieving 1980’s teams, by 1996 he had established a dynasty that is still going strong fifteen seasons later.  The Yankees were just one of his many successes, but the one for which he will be most remembered.


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