As a lad the Boss raised chickens, and that's no yolk
Sports Illustrated: As a kid in Ohio, you owned chickens in what may have been the first Rotisserie League.
George Steinbrenner: When I was nine, my family moved to a small gentleman-type farm in Bay Village. My dad staked me to a couple of hundred chickens, and I peddled hens and their eggs door to door.
SI: You don't seem the type to keep all your eggs in one basket.
GS: I learned a lot about business from raising chickens. Half of my customers began buying because they were afraid of me.
GS: Afraid that if they said no to me, my feelings would be hurt.
SI: How about now? Do rival baseball-team owners ever consider your feelings while making deals with you?
GS: I wouldn't equate baseball with the chicken industry.
SI: Did you sell your business for more than chicken feed?