On This Day in Baseball History July 13, 2000:…

On This Day in Baseball History July 13, 2000: One of the most polarizing figures in the history of American professional sports, George M. Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010)  who was simply called “The Boss” passed away of a heart attack at the age of 80.

Whether you loved him or hated him, Steinbrenner helped to bring the New York Yankees to prominence after his purchase of the team in 1973. As per Forbes in 2018, the New York Yankees are the fifth most valuable professional sports franchise in the world and the number one valuable professional Baseball franchise, valued at four billion dollars.

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