Joe Girardi never managed the Yankees when George Steinbrenner was at his demanding and bellowing best, but the current Bombers’ skipper wasn’t shy about offering his opinion of what The Boss would think about the 2014 Club:
This weekend saw the 35th anniversary of Thurman Munson's death in a plane crash. From Michael Paterniti's superlative 1999 Esquire story, here's how Munson's Yankee teammates and George Steinbrenner remember hearing the news for the first time: Read more...
Many people who watched Sunday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony were surprised that Joe Torre, elected to the Hall of Fame in large part because of his success as Yankees manager, barely mentioned former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in his speech. Steinbrenner hired Torre as Yankees...
Hall of Fame inductees typically thank a long list of people during their speeches. Frank Thomas thanked so many people on Sunday he had to apologize for the length of his list of thank yous. Joe Torre also thanked many during his speech, but did not mention former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner by name. Show More Summary
Joe Torre's Hall of Fame speech included copious references to the Yankees' glory years and the ex-skipper even noted "Might as well cut to the chase — I'm here because of the New York Yankees."
A life-size figure of George Steinbrenner stood in front of the “Heroes of Baseball” wax museum here Saturday afternoon. It was wearing a white turtleneck and blue blazer, of course. Down the block, Hall of Famers such as Gaylord Perry were hawking autographs.
In this passage from Mel Stottlemyre’ 2007 autobiography, which I wrote with him, the Yankees’ former pitching coach recounts the events that started Don Zimmer’s feud with George Steinbrenner, which eventually led to Zimmer resigning from the Yankees in 2003.
When Derek Jeter and the Yankees took the field for the first Subway Series back in 1997, the edict from George Steinbrenner was simple: Win.
"So, I can yada yada yada with minorities?" Ah, the '90s! Back when nobody knew Larry David well enough to realize that his George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld was pretty much just his regular Larry David voice, but maybe sped up a little. Show More Summary
Remember when George Costanza worked for the Yankees and had crazy talks with boss George Steinbrenner on "Seinfeld"? Well, Adult Swim has now imagined Costanza as a Clippers employee on the receiving end of Donald Sterling's racist rant. And the result is a hoot. George is still George. And Sterling is still, well, let's not go there. (h/t Elite Daily)
The convenient thing about Seinfeld never showing us George Steinbrenner's face, from the point of view of video editors in 2014, is that he could really be any rich, old, white man who owns a sports team. Like, say, L.A. Clippers owner (for now) Donald Sterling. Read more...
Tuesday can't come soon enough for David Robertson. The Yankees' closer threw an inning in an extended spring training game Saturday morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field, showing no signs of the left groin strain that has kept him on the disabled list for nearly two weeks.
Yankees legend Goose Gossage tells TMZ Sports... his legendary mustache was born out of spite -- admitting, "I actually grew it to piss [George] Steinbrenner off."Gossage -- and his "macho tough guy mustache" -- were hangin' out at a party outside…
Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner apparently enjoyed being parodied on the 1990's sitcom "Seinfeld." Longtime Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman discussed Steinbrenner's reaction to his portrayal on the series during an event for fans at the team's spring training facility in Florida last Friday. Show More Summary
Derek Jeter already has his eyes set on becoming an owner of a Major League Baseball franchise when he retires and he doesn't just want to be an investor. In a recent interview with Jack Curry of the Yes Network, Jeter called owningShow More Summary
The New York Yankees' spring training is under way at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, and the crop of talent in camp this year is noticeably different than it has been in years past. For starters, lineup stalwart Robinson Cano has packed his bags for Seattle. Show More Summary
It may not count in the standings, but all eyes were focused on George Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon as the New York Yankees played host to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles. The Yankees did win the game, 8-3, but that was a mere formality. Show More Summary
After all that talk about a SECRET SEINFELD REUNION, with rumors ranging from another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm to guest appearances from the Weekend at Bernie’d corpse of George Steinbrenner himself (OK, that rumor came from me), the truth was…pretty much what you expected: a Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee segment with Jason Alexander.
The great triumvirate of World Socialism stands triumphant. Karl Marx, George Steinbrenner and Mike Bloomberg have finally proven what Lenin, Mao and Obama could not. Socialism works. The evidence is the Yankees latest free-agent signing of Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka. Show More Summary
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