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Posted: Tuesday July 13, 2010 11:56AM ; Updated: Tuesday July 13, 2010 5:11PM

George Steinbrenner: SI's coverage of The Boss since 1973

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New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died on July 13 at the age of 80. In his 37 years as owner, the Bronx Bombers won seven World Series championships and became one of the most celebrated franchises in professional sports. SI looks back at the life of "The Boss.


The Boss Will Be Remembered For Making the Yankees Winners
By Alex Belth, July 13, 2010
In his heyday George Steinbrenner was known as many things -- most notably, as a bad loser -- but there is no denying that he made the Yankees into a winner.

As Yankees Owner, Steinbrenner Was a Bridge to Baseball's Future
By Dave Zirin, July 13, 2010
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was difficult to work for, but he also had a softer side.

George Steinbrenner: In His Own Words
Compiled by SI Staff, July 13, 2010


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Yankee R[x] Is Group Therapy
By William Johnston, February 12, 1973
Unable to make a hit with baseball's most famous team, CBS sold it to a 15-man syndicate that now may neatly combine a fine Ruthian sentiment with an appreciation of depreciation.

Yankee Clipper
By Ron Fimrite, October 10, 1977
No, not Joltin' Joe but George Steinbrenner, who has put the Yanks back in trim from head to hose. It hasn't been clear sailing; he's been buffeted by his manager, his players and the feds.

It's Fishing Season For Nolan Ryan
By Larry Keith, November 19, 1979
Using money as bait, George Steinbrenner and three other owners are out to hook baseball's strikeout king, now a free agent.

Top Banana At Tampa Bay
By William Leggett, January 12, 1981
George Steinbrenner now stars in a new showcase, but the scenario is familiar.

A Prince Comes Through For The Boss
By William Nack, April 29, 1985
To George Steinbrenner's joy, Eternal Prince won the Wood and became a favorite for the roses.

Yanked About By The Boss
By E.M. Swift, April 11, 1988
Bringing their feud to a head, George Steinbrenner sought to discredit, to humiliate and to unload Dave Winfield.

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The Boss Strikes Again
By Tim Kurkjian, June 18, 1990
George Steinbrenner's Yanks sank, so he fired the manager, of course.

A Man On The Spot
By Jill Lieber, July 30, 1990
Leaked testimony limned a dubious picture of Yankee boss George Steinbrenner.

The Empire Strikes Out
By Franz Lidz, May 27, 1991
On the 30th anniversary of perhaps the greatest season of their long reign, the New York Yankees' once-proud dynasty has become a travesty.

Will The Boss Behave Himself?
By Jill Lieber, March 1, 1993
Since the beginning of the year. George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, has been parading around his house in Tampa in a black terry-cloth robe with " 'The Boss Is Back'..." embroidered in white across the back.

The Madness of King George
By Rick Reilly, October 26, 1998
I'm not from New York. I don't live in New York. It wouldn't bother me if much of New York was attacked by a sex-crazed giant sloth.

The Hottest Seat In Sports
By Franz Lidz, May 3, 1999
No one says it's easy being George Steinbrenner's public relations man.

In New York, The Future Is Always Now
By Daniel Habib, November 3, 2003
Nothing short of a championship satisfies the Boss, so expect rumblings in the Bronx.

Keeping Up With George
By Tom Verducci, December 22, 2003
At the winter meetings the specter of irascible Yankees owner George Steinbrenner sent rival AL East teams on a spending spree.

Mister Softie?
By Tom Verducci, May 10, 2004
At 73, George Steinbrenner is saying lots of nice things and acting happier than ever. But nobody's relaxing in Yankeedom. The Boss still has more power than any other owner in sports, and he knows how to use it.

The Madness After King George
By Tom Verducci, October 29, 2007
With the Boss no longer in power, the Yankees are scrambling to fill the void.

George Steinbrenner's Legacy
Source: SI
Tom Verducci discusses George Steinbrenner's impact on baseball

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