New York Yankees owner and Florida Gator booster George Steinbrenner, was a generous man with a generous hand. That hand touched many people along the way. Steinbrenner passed away at age 80 on Tuesday after suffering from a massive heart attack.
There is so much to describe about Steinbrenner in just so many ways. He loved to win. That was on the top of his list. Steinbrenner turned the Yankee organization around. From buying a team that was worth $10 million back in 1973, George did a lot of work over the years made helped the Yankees become a value that is worth over $1.2 billion. He will always be remembered for seven World Series wins and leading the Yankees to 11 AL pendants. [Gathered by Adam Silverstein of OGGOA]
Steinbrenner was real good friends with my dads friend who is a high school legend basketball coach here in Ocala and every year Kentucky travels to Gainesville to play the Gators in basketball, Steinbrenner gives my dad and his friend two tickets where he owns seats right behind the bench. Steinbrenner also owns a hotel in Ocala and every year the Kingdom of the Sun is hosted at Vanguard High School, all of the basketball players stay at his hotel.
We will always have George and his family in our thoughts and prayers.