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September 21, 2010
30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner infobox 9/21/10 '30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner' Where: ESPN When: 5 p.m. Tuesday Where: ESPN2 When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Rating: Not rated
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June 30, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
The Steinbrenners said the New York Yankees weren't for sale, but it appears that Steven Cohen wasn't listening. The guy who could have bought the San Diego Padres reportedly is keeping his powder dry because he thinks he can wind up owning the Yankees in a few years. … Shortstop Jed Lowrie has been a huge surprise for the Houston Astros but could be dealt within the National League Central. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a likely trading partner. … When 20-year-old Angels outfielder Mike Trout makes the All-Star team, he will be the 20th player selected before his 21st birthday.
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May 4, 1985
Steinbrenner and Martin. What a situation comedy TV show that would make. FREDERICK D. MULLEN Upland
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November 29, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Soon after he bought the Angels in 2003, Arte Moreno endeared himself to fans by going on a $146-million free-agent shopping spree and lowering prices for beer and merchandise. Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley was beloved for the family atmosphere he created, his first-class treatment of players and buying his staff ice cream every day the team was in first place. George Steinbrenner ruled the New York Yankees with an iron fist, engaged in bitter public feuds with managers and players and popularized the phrase, "You're fired!"
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March 18, 2004
'I don't worry about Steinbrenner anymore. I've got new bosses that treat me like a human being.' Don Zimmer, on life as a senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after years of working for George Steinbrenner's New York Yankees
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1993
Let's examine the facts: Jim Abbott said he wanted to stay, yet rejected the Angels' offer of $16 million over four years. Instead of living and playing in Southern California, he has to live and play in New York, deal with the New York press, fans and Steinbrenner. All this for a little more than half of what the Angels offered (and only one year). Am I missing something? SCOTT SULLIVAN, Rancho Santa Margarita
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May 9, 1989 | STEVE JACOBSON, Newsday
In the photographs that Jim Deshaies stores in his mind there are the images of sitting on the bench of the Ft. Lauderdale Yankees. Next to him are Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas and they don't dare dream to each other about pitching in Yankee Stadium. "I'd think I wanted to get to Double-A," Deshaies said. "When I got to Double-A, I thought, I can't wait to get to Triple-A. Of course, you always have your dreams." And in the Yankees' organization the word was out for budding young pitchers.
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November 28, 1988 | Scott Ostler
Earth to Saxie, Earth to Saxie. Can you hear me, Steve Sax? If not, read my lips: You are making a terrible mistake. Come to your senses, lad. Quick, drink this scalding coffee, dash some ice water on your face, rip off those tiny electrodes the Yankees have attached to your frontal lobe. Say it ain't so, Steve, that you have signed with the Yankees because Dodger Executive Vice President Fred Claire hurt your feelings. This is professional sports, Steve, not a slumber party.
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February 12, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While China is making veiled threats about boycotting the Summer Olympics because of the possibility of Taiwanese leaders attending the Games in Atlanta, it has a potentially more damaging situation at home. Two Chinese swim coaches working in Thailand said the country has adopted the East German drug program, the first public acknowledgment of widespread doping in a country that won 12 of 16 gold medals in women's swimming at the 1994 World Championships in Rome.
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June 3, 1995
George Steinbrenner's interest in Messrs. Strawberry and Gooden is indicative of great brilliance. An even higher level of acumen could be attained by the shipping magnate if he invested in the Titanic. STAN KAPLAN Garden Grove
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September 21, 2010
30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner infobox 9/21/10 '30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner' Where: ESPN When: 5 p.m. Tuesday Where: ESPN2 When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Rating: Not rated
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September 21, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Barbara Kopple's "The House of Steinbrenner," the latest in the ESPN documentary series "30 for 30," in which notable filmmakers look at sports events and figures of the last three decades — over the life of ESPN, in other words — is a tale of two ballparks: the old Yankee Stadium, born 1923, and the one that replaced it next door in 2009. It's a lightweight but affecting little film, about time and tradition and torches passed, that doesn't get into any of the controversies over the new stadium's gestation or delve too deeply into the being of the team's late, brand-defining principal owner, George Steinbrenner, a figure loved or hated in New York in direct proportion to how well his team performed.
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July 14, 2010 | By Sam Farmer and David Wharton
To many team owners and sports executives outside of baseball, George Steinbrenner was more than the top man at the New York Yankees. He was the quintessential New York model. "He turned the Yankees into the New York Yankees Corporation," said Eddie DeBartolo, a close friend of Steinbrenner's and former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. "He put them in a place beyond anybody's reachability. It transcended baseball." Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday of a heart attack, headed a small group of investors who bought the struggling Yankees from CBS in 1973 for roughly $10 million.
SPORTS
July 13, 2010
'I'm obsessed with winning and everything that goes with it — discipline, pride, achievement. Isn't that the essence of this country? Isn't that what New York is all about and the Yankees always should be?' — George Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday at 80 of a heart attack 'The thing with the boss, he's an old football coach.... He sort of looked at the baseball season like we played 12 games and we had to win every single day.' —Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter 'All he was was a winner.
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July 13, 2010 | By Philip Hersh
Michelle Kwan was a 13-year-old whose parents were trying to scrape up money for her skating when Yankees owner George Steinbrenner stepped up to the plate. Kwan, who became the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, never would meet Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday at age 80. But she still has the "wicked cool" Yankees jacket Steinbrenner sent in response to her thank-you letter for his $10,000 contribution to her funding in the fall of 1993. "He was like an angel to come and help us," Kwan said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80. Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., according to a statement released by his family. The cause was not given. The death comes as Major League Baseball prepared to hold its All-Star game in Anaheim. "He was and always will be as much of a New York Yankee as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and all of the other Yankee legends," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said.
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March 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said Saturday that he is looking into the relationship of George Steinbrenner and gambler Howie Spira, indicted Friday on charges of extortion involving the New York Yankees' owner. Vincent said he is investigating reports of a $40,000 payment from Steinbrenner to Spira. "I am looking into those reports, gathering information," Vincent said. "But beyond that, I don't have anything to comment on."
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May 20, 1992 | From Associated Press
George Steinbrenner met with baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent on Tuesday and asked to reassume active control of the New York Yankees. Steinbrenner, the team's principal owner, has been barred from running the team since Aug. 20, 1990, under an agreement that followed an investigation of his dealings with Howard Spira, including a $40,000 payment to the gambler.
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July 13, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
The New York Yankees had reclaimed what they consider their rightful place, atop baseball's throne. They celebrated on opening day, the champions with their rings, and George Steinbrenner came in for a little teasing from the man he had appointed as captain of the team. The owner had worn his Ohio State ring. Derek Jeter told him to take it off and replace it with that shiny new Yankees ring. "Those are the memories that you remember," Jeter said, "those intimate moments."
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July 22, 2009 | Mike Penner
Demonstrating that the big apple does not fall far from the tree, Hal Steinbrenner has borrowed a page from father George to motivate -- that's one word for it -- his baseball manager. "Joe [Girardi] knows what's expected of him. It's never changed," Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News. "We expect to win every year. Joe knows who he's working for. Joe knows the organization as good as anyone. He knows what's expected of him and he expects that of himself."
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