Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies At 80

Legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away this morning after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 80.

George rose to fame when he bought the Yankees in 1973 and helped shoot the team to fame. The team has won 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles since George took over. George retired and handed off ownership of the team to his sons Hank and Hal Steinbrenner in 2006.

George implimented the infamous “grooming policy” at the Yankees which required that players not wear their hair longer than their collar and either show up to play clean-shaven or with a mustache.

Most non-baseball fans will probably remember George being portrayed by Larry David on Seinfeld. Although they never showed Larry’s face, he would impersonate the legendary owner’s voice.

He will be missed.