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The Boss was New York tabloid gold

Even in his declining years, a big quote from George Steinbrenner could rock New York

Updated: July 13, 2010, 2:43 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The reporters would wait and wait, hoping to receive just one word from The Boss. He was older then, lacking the same bombast that trademarked his rise in the 1970s into arguably the most interesting owner in American sports.

But at the turn of the century, he was still George M. Steinbrenner III. So reporters waited for him outside the old Yankee Stadium.

In the tabloid world of New York sports, nothing sold better than a Steinbrenner roar. From calling Dave Winfield ...

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