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Baseball's All-Scandal Team

George Steinbrenner



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He redeemed his image (no small feat), but the Boss in his blustery heyday was a perpetual scandal machine. He was suspended twice: for 15 months in 1974 for illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon, and for life (later reduced to two years) in 1990 after paying gambler Howie Spira to dig up unflattering stories about Yankees slugger Dave Winfield, with whom he had been feuding. Frequent fines for criticizing umpires and league officials also helped turn the staid Yankees into the Bronx Zoo.
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