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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees Owner, Dies Of Heart Attack At 80- RIP

A quick break from politics as news comes in that George Steinbrenner, the owner of the new York Yankees, died at 80 years old of a heart attack on Tuesday morning in Tampa Florida.

His family released a statement Tuesday morning. "It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing," the statement said. "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 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."

Sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

RIP George