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http://www.foxnews.com/​​sports/​​2010/​​07/​​13/​​yankees-​​owner-​​george-​​steinbrenner-​​reportedly-​​suffers-​​heart-​​attack/​​

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to a hospital in Florida overnight, local media reported.

Emergency crews responded to a call at Steinbrenner's home in Tampa Monday night and took him to St. Joseph's Hospital, where his condition is unkown, 9Online.com reported.

Steinbrenner has owned the Yankees since 1973, though his declining health forced him to hand over day-to-day operations of the team to his sons in 2006.


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-edit- He has in fact passed away:

http://sports.espn.go.com/​new-​york/​mlb/​news/​story?​id=5375561

Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement.

"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the family said in a statement.

"He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family -- his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren.

"He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again."

The Steinbrenner family said that funeral arrangements will be private, however details about an additional public service will be announced at a later date.

The New York Daily News reported that Steinbrenner died around 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.

WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the
Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4, was taken to a Tampa hospital after emergency crews responded to his home Monday night.

Steinbrenner gave his sons, Hal and Hank, day-to-day control of the team in late 2007.

He told The Associated Press last week that he was "feeling good" after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees' spring training complex.

Under his ownership, the Yankees have won 11 AL pennants and seven World Series titles.


(edited by JimBob Skeeter on 13.7.10 0909)
-edit part two- sorry, just realized it was the same story Z c&p'ed. Can a mod change the headline "suffers massive heart attack" to "passes away"?

(edited by JimBob Skeeter on 13.7.10 0912)
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http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5375561

ESPN is reporting that the AP is reporting that he died.


    George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, a person close to the longtime New York Yankees owner told The Associated Press.

    The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made the announcement.

    WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.

    According to reports, Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4, was taken to a Tampa hospital after emergency crews responded to his home Monday night.

    Steinbrenner gave his sons, Hal and Hank, day-to-day control of the team in late 2007.

    He told The Associated Press last week that he was "feeling good" after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees' spring training complex.

    Under his ownership, the Yankees have won 11 AL pennants and seven World Series titles.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.




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    Originally posted by usatoday.com
    UPDATE at 9:50 ET: The New York Daily News, citing a Yankees team source, says George Steinbrenner died at about 6:30 a.m. ET today after suffering a heart attack last night.

    WABC reports George Steinbrenner has suffered a massive heart attack. The TV station says the Yankees owner was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital. The New York Daily News and ESPN are reporting that "The Boss" is in "extremely critical condition."

    Steinbrenner turned 80 on July 4th.

    The Tampa Tribune reports that emergency crews responded at Steinbrenner's home last night. Steinbrenner last week told the AP he was "feeling good" after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees' spring training complex.

    Bay News 9 also is reporting that it has been told by multiple sources that emergency crews went to Steinbrenner's home and that someone was transported to St. Joseph's.

    During Steinbrenner's ownership, the Yankees have won 11 pennants and seven World Series.

    The Yankees website is acknowledging that there are reports about Steinbrenner suffering a heart attack, but makes no further comment, as of 9:55 a.m. ET.


CNN is reporting his passing, too.

RIP, George.



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I'm watching Sportscenter right now and they are reporting it as fact, not rumor and getting reactions from people like Dave Winfield.

Statement from the family: http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5375561


    "It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the family said in a statement.

    "He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family -- his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren.

    "He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again."


(edited by Zeruel on 13.7.10 1004)


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RIP Boss. Man, not a good week to be a Yankee fan.
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Very sad. So many ups and downs over the years, but it was always very apparent that he was indeed the biggest Yankees fan in the world.

RIP, Boss...give Thurman a hug from me, and go fire Billy a few more times for old times sake.
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This is just a sad turn of events. But, he was barely healthy enough to get to any games in the past few years. He's one of the few owners in sports who weren't in it for the ego stroke or for the money, he actually wanted to win championships and would stop at nothing to try to do that.

RIP George, thanks for making my favorite team so great.
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Every good hero needs a villain. George Steinbrenner made the New York Yankees sports' favorite villains. The '01 World Series, the '04 ALCS, and the '02 ALDS wouldn't have been nearly as captivating if Steinbrenner hadn't turned the Yanks into such a larger-than-life juggernaut.

The Yankees are synonymous with baseball and success. We love to hate the Yankees because deep down, we want our teams to BECOME like the Yankees. And that's all because of Big George.

And he was awesome on Seinfeld, 'natch.

RIP. There will never be another one like him. No, Jerry Jones doesn't count.




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I'd say his biggest legacy to the sports world is the Yes network.

IT's also interesting that the Yankee Dynasty of the 90s and 00s were likely only made possible by his suspension from the team and Gene Michael's steering the ship.



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We really hated him in Cleveland. The joke was that we were the farm team for the Yankees (Nettles, Chamblis, etc.). He was fun to hate. RIP



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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    This is just a sad turn of events. But, he was barely healthy enough to get to any games in the past few years. He's one of the few owners in sports who weren't in it for the ego stroke or for the money, he actually wanted to win championships and would stop at nothing to try to do that.

    RIP George, thanks for making my favorite team so great.
By all accounts he had a massive massive ego and craved the medias attention. Gotta love a guy that took away medical benefits from office workers to cut payroll while he spent massive amounts of money on the team or cut it because he was mad about the team losing. Don't forget about the Winfield-Spira thing. He was banned from Baseball twice for good reason. Gotta love the nonsense he pulled with the Yes Network with not allowing them to show Zimmer in the dugout cause they had a beef. He ran the Yankees into the ground in the 80's and early 90's. If not for Stick Michael the team would be going on 30+ years without a title. Glad the Ny media told his complete story in the papers today. Guy was a bit of a tyrant.

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Something I hadn't really put together until today...

Going back to the strike year of 1994, the National League has won the World Series six times. The NYY have won 5 times by themselves in that same span.

I have no first hand knowledge of anything Steinbrenner ever did, but from a distance it sure looks like he understood a little bit about winning championships.




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Something I hadn't really put together until today...

    Going back to the strike year of 1994, the National League has won the World Series six times. The NYY have won 5 times by themselves in that same span.

    I have no first hand knowledge of anything Steinbrenner ever did, but from a distance it sure looks like he understood a little bit about winning championships.


Yeah, I was ready to respond with "It's easy to win championships when you're spending so much money", but then I thought of all the teams that spend a lot of money and haven't won jack squat (Mets, Cubs, Tigers, Astros). So if nothing else he had the money to spend AND spent it wisely for the most part.
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