George Steinbrenner , the mercurial and free-spending owner of the New York Yankees who presided over the restoration of one of the great franchises in professional sports after turning it into baseball’s version of a soap opera, has died. He was 80.
The statements attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling are even worse than what got former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott banned, said former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent.
The New York Yankees honored late owner George Steinbrenner and former public-address announcer Bob Sheppard with a come-from-behind victory yesterday following a pre-game ceremony in which they were remembered as “shining stars of the Yankee universe.”
Flags above Angel Stadium’s center field were lowered to half staff. New York Yankees players and coaches wore black armbands on their left sleeves. A moment of silence to honor deceased Yankees owner George Steinbrenner preceded Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Anaheim, California.