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NY Yankees Legend George Steinbrenner Dies

7/13/2010 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after suffering a "massive" heart attack.

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According to multiple reports, Steinbrenner -- who turned 80-years old on July 4th -- was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital in Tampa where he was later pronounced dead.

Steinbrenner -- a U.S. Navy veteran -- retired from running the Yankees in 2006 ... leaving his sons Hank and Hal to run the team.

Since Steinbrenner took over the team in 1973, the Yankees locked up 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

Among Steinbrenner's many accomplishments -- his famous "grooming policy" ... in which players and coaches are not allowed to sport hair past their collar ... and the only acceptable facial hair is a mustache.

UPDATE: A rep for the Steinbrenner family has released a statement saying, "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 rep adds, "Funeral arrangements will be private. There will be an additional public service with details to be announced at a later date."


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hot snot    

that is just horrible news

1381 days ago
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jlg    

Wow, you knew this before cnn and fox

1381 days ago
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FO REAL    

RIP.
GO YANKEES!!!

1381 days ago
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writebrain    

CNN reports him as still alive in very critical condition?

1381 days ago
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Priscilla Johnson    

It's 6:49 am on Tuesday, July 13th and the local news is reporting that he is alive, but in critical condition.

1381 days ago
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Gridiron    

Wow. Shocker of the day. RIP George.

PS, thanks TMZ for making my post appear on LT's article. Their mistake, not mine.

1381 days ago
7.

Bob    

News reports also reported that Michael Jackson was still alive for several hours after he died and we know how that turned out.

1381 days ago
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DROC    

This is all Big Papi's fault....first Red Sox to win a Home Run Derby and George's heart just couldn't take it!

1381 days ago
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Jake    

What a difficult week for Yankees Fans.
George Steinbrenner......You have left a legacy.
As an "Internet Performance Manager", I spend a lot of time online reading stories and tales of the Yankee Great. I admired his leadership styles and particular demands. He commanded respect while leading with a unique flair for the dramatic. Big Respect To You George Steinbrenner..
Even Paxi The Golden Retriever will miss you.

1381 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

RIP Mr. Steinbrenner. Condolences to his family, friends, and all the Yankees and fans.

1381 days ago
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Manuel Levine    

Mr. Steinbrenner was an Air Force officer stationed at Lockbourne A.F.B. in the 50's. He was in charge of base sports.

1381 days ago
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Manuel Levine    

I believe that Mr. Steinbrenner was a member of the US Air Force stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base in the 50's. He was in charge of the base sports teams.

1381 days ago
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justsaying    

Fox reported this a full 15 minutes before TMZ. He was a fellow Navy Veteran.

1381 days ago
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Ghostnyc    

Rest in Peace George.

Let it be known that Opie & Anthony on Sirius XM broke this story well over an hour ago.

1381 days ago
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writebrain    

I LOVE THAT TMZ BROKE THIS STORY. And NO, FOX DID NOT HAVE IT 15 minutes before TMZ as a death; only heart attack and critical.

1381 days ago
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