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George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)

Updated: July 13, 2010, 4:27 PM ET
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Overview

George Michael Steinbrenner III was the owner and primary executive of the New York Yankees from 1973 until his death in 2010. Soon after Steinbrenner took over ownership of the Yankees in 1973, he became one of the most iconic and flammable owners in sports history.

Steinbrenner and a group of investors bought the club for $10 million in 1973. In 2009, Forbes estimated that the Yankees were worth $1.5 billion.

In his first few years with the team, Steinbrenner shook ...

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