George Steinbrenner died this morning at 6:30 AM after suffering a major heart attack last night. "The Boss" has been in ill for many years and rarely seen in public.
Love him or hate him, Steinbrenner, more than any other sports owner in history, defined his era. Since he purchased the team from CBS in 1973, the New York Yankees, won more championships than any other team including 11 American League pennants and 7 World Series titles.
Steinbrenner led a group which purchased the team for $8.8 million and ran the team with an iron fist, brooking no opposition, building the operation into the first billion dollar franchise in sports. Not incidentally, Steinbrenner changed managers 20 times in 23 years (including Billy Martin who was hired, fired and re-hired five times).
What are your thoughts and remembrences of George Steinbrenner.