Joel Sherman, writing for The New York Post:
In what was to be his last act as principal owner, in late August
of that season, Steinbrenner named Gene Michael general manager.
It only changed Yankees history — and baseball history —
Michael died of a heart attack Thursday at age 79. His final
career average as a player was.229, but he was a giant of the
game, the guy who put the cornerstones in place for the last
Mr. Michael, who drafted superstar Derek Jeter, had two stints as Yankees manager and general manager.
Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a powerhouse that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79. Michael had a hear...
George Steinbrenner, who died after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning, owned the New York Yankees since 1973. Steinbrenner's history with politics is as long as his history with baseball. In 1974, he pled guilty to making ill...
In addition to serving as the Yankees general manager, Michael also managed the Yankees and Cubs