George Steinbrenner statue goes up

Updated: January 7, 2011, 5:13 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees have put a statue of former owner George Steinbrenner at the team's spring training complex.

The 600-pound, life-size bronze statue was put on a marble stand Friday at the entrance of the ballpark named for Steinbrenner, who died at 80 in July. The 6-foot statue, on a 3-foot granite pedestal, is identical to one in the lobby of new Yankee Stadium.

A formal ceremony is scheduled to take place before the Yankees' spring training opener against the Phillies on Feb. 26.

The statue has Steinbrenner in a suit and wearing the 2009 World Series championship ring, the last of the seven titles won by the Yankees under his ownership.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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