"Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next." - George Steinbrenner (in reference to how he runs the New York Yankees)” (Baseball-Almanac). On July 13, 2010, Major League Baseball lost one of its icons and revolutionaries who influenced the game and created the greatest sports franchise in history. George Michael Steinbrenner III, known to Yankees and fans as “The Boss”, died of a heart attack at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida only 9 days after his 80th birthday. Steinbrenner was the owner of the world famous New York Yankees from the years 1973 until 2009. During his reign as owner, the Yankees won 11 pennants and seven world championships. Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973 when they were really becoming a declining franchise, and turned them into a sporting world powerhouse valued at around $1.6 billion. George Steinbrenner is one of the most deserving Hall of Fame candidates of any that are on the ballot this year and for years to come because of his drive for success, the way he single handedly changed the use of the free agency market, how involved he got with his team, and what he did for the Yankees organization.
One of the reasons why Steinbrenner should be voted into the Hall of Fame is for his constant drive for success and doing what ever it took to be successful. George’s father, Henry, had a disciplinary mindset and controlled much of George and his siblings’ lives and was always pushing them to succeed at any cost and in any aspect of life. One thing that Henry always said to George was, “always work as hard as, or harder, than anyone who works for you.” (George Steinbrenner Biography-A&E Television Networks). At the age of 9 when George started his first company called the George Company where he walked door-to-door selling eggs from the chickens that his father gave to him as allowance. This business actually blew up into the S&J Company,... [continues]
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