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George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees
George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees

George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80. Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., according to a statement released by his family. The cause was not given. The death comes as Major League Baseball prepared to hold its All-Star game in Anaheim. "He was and always will be as much of a New York Yankee as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and all of the other Yankee legends," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said....

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