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STATEMENTS ON THE PASSING OF GEORGE STEINBRENNER (1930-2010)

STATEMENTS ON THE PASSING OF  GEORGE STEINBRENNER (1930-2010)

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RIP Boss

“George was a friend who I admired very much.  He was a giant in our game and he built an empire.  All he was was a winner.  He wanted to give the fans a winner, and that’s exactly what he did.” - Dodger Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda

“I will always remember George Steinbrenner as a passionate man, a tough boss, a true visionary, a great humanitarian and a dear friend.  I will be forever grateful that he trusted me with his Yankees for 12 years. My heart goes out to his entire family. He will be deeply missed in New York, Tampa and throughout the world of baseball. It’s only fitting that he went out as a world champ.” – Dodger Manager Joe Torre

“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of George Steinbrenner’s passing.  His vision, passion and commitment to winning, recharged the New York Yankees and revolutionized the game.

I remember a man driven to succeed.   He was the owner, “The Boss” and number one fan of the Yankees.  Our relationship was built on mutual respect.  I will never forget and always be grateful for how he treated me and my family both during my playing days and after I retired.

I will miss him very much and extend my deepest condolences to his wife, Joan, and all the members of the Steinbrenner family.” – Dodger Hitting Coach Don Mattingly

“George Steinbrenner was the first owner to contact me to congratulate me when I purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers.  From that day forward we built a strong and meaningful friendship.  He was a larger than life owner who cared deeply about winning.  George helped shape the game of baseball during his incredible stewardship of the Yankees.  My deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Joan and his four children, Hal, Hank, Jennifer and Jessica and the entire Steinbrenner family.” – Dodger Owner Frank McCourt

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6 Responses to “STATEMENTS ON THE PASSING OF GEORGE STEINBRENNER (1930-2010)”

  1. Michael says:

    I’m sure that all the headlines he received to most of us, painted him as an tyranical czar. However with all the tributes coming in there was a side of him that most of us never knew. He really did revive a mortibound franchise and returned it to it’s rightful position. We should all be so lucky to have an owner that actually cares. The first thing he is going to do when he gets to heaven is fire Billy Martin. RIP

  2. Roger Dodger says:

    George was the man. I saw him once at a Texas Ranger game, just after a strike in the late 1990s. He was being ushered to his seat and as he came by, got a hand shake. Nice memory.

    He changed baseball, by not just wanting to win, but making it happen many seasons with providing the manager with some of the best players in the game. Money was no object. “What ever it takes.” Just like he said in the film, “The Scout.”

    Yet, he is the opposite of the present Dodger owner/s. “Win Joe, with what you have.”

  3. Michael says:

    Mighty Mouse to save the day …….., Raffy is in, we HAVE TO WIN this thing, in Buds world.

  4. Michael says:

    I am sorry, but how in the world can the official scorer rule a ball that bounced out of Hollidays glove, a double. That guy must be blinder than me, who is AKA Magoo.

  5. Michael says:

    OK Mark, this is a BIGGIE. Can BROX do it ? You worked magic on An’Dre. Did you give him the KARMA ?

  6. DRomo says:

    How smart do the Padres look for trading Jake Peavy now? And they traded him while he was hurt!!! The guy is done and won’t ever be 100% again, I am so glad we didn’t trade for him.

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