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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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61.

dave    

Baseball lost one of its best.

1376 days ago
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duncan    

rip. lets do it for the boss!

1370 days ago
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Paul Priore    

To all Concern regarding the Mosque being built nears the World Trade Center:
I support it wholeheartedly 100%,
This reminds me of a person in California years ago who was the victim of Police Brutality, his name was Rodney King and he made a phrase saying and I quote “Can’t we all just get along”
These words we all should live by.
Not all Muslin people are bad people despite what happen on September 11th, 2001, I want to share with all of you about a positive thing that happened to me as a result of a handful of Pakistani Muslin, people who stood up for me during the Gay Parade of 2003, if all of you remembered the Marriage Equity was trying to force Gay Marriage down all of our throats and since I was one of the lone opposition to Gay Marriage, Civil Unions and Gay Adoptions and was publicly vocal about my stance, Marriage Equity tried to have me thrown out of the Gay Parade because they didn’t like me exercising my first Amendment constitution rights to freedom of speak and freedom of expression and, it was only then a small group of Gay Pakistani Muslin who stood up for me and allowed me and my deceased Lover Guillermo and a friend name Alex to march with their contingent throughout the course of that Gay Parade, although none of us knew each other it was one of the nicest things that any person or group has done for me and I will always be grateful to all of them for their support, none of those Pakistani Muslins had to do anything for me but they chose to get involved and support me because of what Marriage Equity was trying to do to me.
I strong believe this will be a positive step forward for everyone to try and get along with each other.
This is a true story.
Thank You.
Sincerely,
Paul Priore
(Flushing, New York.)

1348 days ago
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Paul Priore    

Re Baseball Player Roger Clemens:
To all concerned all I can say it’s about time.
The little guy will finally prevail. I’ve known Brian MacNamee from my days working for the New York Yankees and although he was extremely strange and weird, I have never known him to be a liar.
I’m finally glad to see the Roger Clemens has finally been exposed for the liar he truly is and I am not the least bit surprise at how his former baseball players would rally behind a known liar, it goes to show how much of a bunch of lying, losers they really are as well.
They should throw the book at Roger Clemens and all the others that were caught cheating with steroids and HGH, but as I predicted that Roger Clemens would be indicted for steroid use because if something wasn’t done about Roger Clemens then his Black counter parts who also used Steroids and HGH’s and went to jail would sue for discrimination, I have serious doubt that Roger Clemens would even do any serious jail time, he’ll just get a lighter sentence and a slap on the wrist, that’s how the justice system works for Celebrities in this country and world and if anyone disagrees, they should look at the news reels of celebrities in the past.
The United States of America’s justice system is nothing more than a joke and is far from being fair for any average person.
There are three sets of laws in this country, one for the rich and famous, the second for the average American citizens who is being forced and told to follow the laws and last but not least the laws to protect the breakers such as the illegal immigrants.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Brian MacNamee will finally have his day in court and have his damaged name restored and will finally win a Hugh settlements for all the dourest and stressed and treatment that he and his family has suffered at the hands of a crack pot Roger Clemens who’s lies has ruined a great persons reputation for exposing the truth about Roger Clemens and the other steroid Cheaters and HGH user, I strongly believe now is the time to make public all those other 103 or 104 steroid cheaters names so that the American people and people of the world can finally put behind them all this steroid and HGH nonsense.
These are my own personally beliefs and opinions.
Thank You.
Sincerely,
Paul Priore
(Ex- New York Yankees Clubhouse Attendant.)

1338 days ago
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