By: Ramiro Funez
Renowned Yankee manager George Steinbrenner died in his Tampa residence this morning after experiencing a severe heart attack.
According to the Associated Press, Steinbrenner died at about 6:30a.m. after being taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital just a few minutes away.
The Yankee legend, often nicknamed “The Boss”, was 80-years-old.
Under Steinbrenner’s administration, several Latino baseball players like Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Alex Rodriguez earned their claim to fame.
The seven-time World Series winner boasted a distinguished reputation for his skill of assembling powerhouse squads throughout his 30-year career with the pin stripes.
Steinbrenner was also noted for his excellent marketing and business skills.
He lead the Yankees to become the first professional sports franchise to surpass the billion-dollar net worth mark. As a result, Steinbrenner induced economic expansion and business revenue through the fame of the Yankees for the city of New York.
Although Steinbrenner’s presence will be missed among colleagues and fans of the pin stripes, his contributions to the sport will surely be remembered.