[Update] The New York Daily News has a source saying that Steinbrenner died this morning at 6:30am.

[9:45am] Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was taken to a Tampa hospital last night by emergency crews. There are reports that he has suffered a “massive heart attack,” but there is no official word yet. The Tampa Tribune will be updating their site with confirmed reports. [TBO.com]

 
 

6 Comments

  1. John S says:

    This is sad. Regardless what you think about him and the Yankees, the man has done a lot for the Tampa area. He has donated millions of dollars to non profits and schools there.

  2. Alex says:

    I thought the same thing when I found out this morning. I hate the Yankees a lot but the man was simply a damn good owner. Can’t take that away from him

  3. Aaron says:

    The baseball world mourns…

  4. Billy says:

    I have always thought that Mr. Steinbrenner and Bill Giles (the Phillies’ owner) worked behind the scenes to help get Tampa Bay a baseball team. For that, I am appreciative.

    There is no doubt that Mr. Steinbrenner was a tremendously successful owner. Within the context of the rules (and if you do not like the rules, get them changed), he returned the Yankees to the top of the baseball world. His successes on the field were reflected in the value of the Yankee franchise increasing by more than 100-fold during his ownership.

    He certainly has some detractors. But for every person who did not like his “ways”, there are ten persons who benefited from his charitable heart.

    This is one Rays’ fan who will miss him. Baseball will likely never have another owner like him. Rest in peace, Mr. Steinbrenner.

  5. I can truly say without a doubt that George Steinbrenner is the only non Yankee player I can respect and admire for his devotion to his two communities( Tampa, New York City) and his presistent nature to achieve greatness for his Yankees. He took the Yankees from an American legacy to an International baseball icon. This community also had a friend in Steinbrenner early on in our quest for baseball, and he has been there even after we were began playing against his Yankee squads.
    Tampa Bay might have been his adopted city, but he always seemed to treat it like one of his own….and for that we are all greatful, humbled and sad by his passing.

  6. Farewell to “The Boss”.

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