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Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, Architect of the ’90s Yankees Dynasty, Dies at 79

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 — forever. 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 Yankees dynasty.
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