MLB owners approve shift of control of Yanks from George to Hal Steinbrenner

Updated: November 21, 2008, 3:51 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- For more than three decades, George Steinbrenner's imprints were all over the New York Yankees.

Blockbuster trades, pricey signings, hirings, firings - they all needed his OK.

No more.

The omnipresent owner's colorful 35-year reign of pronouncements, threats and bluster ended Thursday when he passed control of baseball's most famous and successful franchise to his youngest son, Hal.

"I realize it's a great responsibility," said Hal Steinbrenner, ...

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