Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New York Yankees George Steinbrenner died of heart attack at age 80

New York Yankees George Steinbrenner died of heart attack at age 80: George Steinbrenner, who inspired both fear and the Yankees in more than three decades as owner, died Tuesday of a heart attack at age 80.

"He was and always will as much as the New York Yankees of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and all other Yankee legends," said baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Once reviled by fans for its authoritarian character and stormy Steinbrenner softened in the last decade and became beloved by employees and competitors about its success.

Steinbrenner was kidnapped from his home in St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa, Florida and died around 6:30 am, a person familiar with the owner told. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose the details.

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