George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio) is a German-American billionaire businessman, and the principal owner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rocky River is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry A billionaire is a person who has a Net worth of at least one billion units of currency such as United States dollars ( USD /US$ U The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries have made him one of the sport's most controversial figures, though his willingness to spend to build the club (and its post-season success since 1976) have earned him grudging respect from some baseball executives, while at the same time earning him contempt from some non-Yankee fans.
He is known as a hands-on executive, earning the nickname "The Boss". His tendency to hire and fire (and occasionally re-hire) managers led then-Yankees skipper Dallas Green to give him the derisive nickname "Manager George". George Dallas Green (born August 4, 1934) is a former Pitcher, manager, and executive in Major League Baseball. 
During Steinbrenner's ownership since 1973, the longest in club history, the Yankees have earned 10 pennants and six World Series titles. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation.
Steinbrenner is the son of Henry G. Steinbrenner II and Rita Haley. Henry G. Steinbrenner II had been a track and field star, a world-class hurdler, while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in engineering in 1927; he became a wealthy shipping businessman who ran the family firm, Kinsman Shipping, operating freight ships hauling ore and grain on the Great Lakes. Hurdling is a type of track and field race There are Sprint hurdle races and long hurdle Races. Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Shipping is physical process of Transporting goods and Cargo. Cargo (or freight) refers to goods or produce transported generally for Commercial gain by ship, aircraft, train, The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. George entered Culver Military Academy in northern Indiana in 1944, and graduated in 1948. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union
He received his B. A. in English Literature from Williams College in 1952. The term English literature refers to Literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by Writers not necessarily from Williams College is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. While at Williams, George was an average student who led an active extracurricular life. He was an excellent hurdler on the varsity track and field team, served as sports editor of the student paper, played piano in the band, and played halfback on the football team in his senior year. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a 
Steinbrenner joined the United States Air Force after graduation, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was posted to Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio. Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer Military rank in many Armed forces. Rickenbacker International Airport is a joint civil-military public Airport located 10 miles (16 km) south of the Central business district of Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Following discharge in 1954, he did post-graduate study at Ohio State University (1954-55), earning his master's degree in physical education. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. He served as a graduate assistant to legendary Buckeye football coach Woody Hayes; the Buckeyes were undefeated national champions that year, and won the Rose Bowl. Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes ( February 14, 1913  &ndash March 12, 1987) was a College football coach who is best remembered He met his wife-to-be, Elizabeth Joan Zieg, in Columbus, and married her on May 12, 1956.  The couple have been married ever since, and have two sons Hank Steinbrenner and Hal Steinbrenner, and two daughters Jessica Steinbrenner and Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal. Henry (Hank Steinbrenner (born April 2, 1957) is the part-owner of the New York Yankees along with his brother Hal Steinbrenner. Harold Z Steinbrenner known as Hal (born 1969) is the son of George Steinbrenner the owner of the New York Yankees, and is the Executive Vice Steinbrenner served as an assistant football coach at Northwestern University from 1955-56, and at Purdue University from 1956-57.
In 1957, he joined his father at Kinsman Shipping, and worked hard to successfully revitalize the company, which was suffering through difficult market conditions. In its return to profitability, Kinsman emphasized grain shipments over ore. 
In 1960, against his father's wishes, Steinbrenner entered the sports franchise business for the first time with basketball's Cleveland Pipers, of the AAU. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Cleveland Pipers was an American Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio that played in the short-lived American Basketball League from 1961-62 The Pipers were coached by John McClendon, who became the first African American coach in professional basketball, in fact in all of professional sports. John B McLendon Jr ( April 15, 1915 &ndash October 8, 1999) was an American Basketball coach African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa McClendon had led Tennessee A&I University to three straight small college championships in the late 1950s. Tennessee State University (TSU is a comprehensive urban coeducational Land-grant university founded in 1912 The Pipers switched to the new professional American Basketball League in 1961; the new circuit was founded by Abe Saperstein, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters. Abraham M Saperstein ( July 4, 1902 &ndash March 15, 1966) was the founder and coach of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and Comedy. The league and team experienced financial problems, and McClendon resigned in protest, halfway through the season; however, the Pipers had won the first half of a split season. Steinbrenner replaced McClendon with former Boston Celtics star Bill Sharman, and the Pipers won the ABL championship in 1962. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the William Walton "Bill" Sharman (born May 25 1926 in Abilene Texas) is a former professional Basketball player and coach But the ABL folded in December 1962. Steinbrenner and his partners lost significant money on the venture, but Steinbrenner paid off all of his creditors and partners over the next few years. 
With his burgeoning sports aspirations put on hold, Steinbrenner turned his attention to the theatre. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one His involvement with Broadway began with a short-lived 1967 play, The Ninety Day Mistress, in which he partnered with another rookie producer, James M. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Nederlander. Whereas Nederlander threw himself into his family's business full-time, Steinbrenner invested in a mere half-dozen shows, including the 1974 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, Seesaw, and the 1988 Peter Allen flop, Legs Diamond. The Nederlander Organization ( Detroit Michigan) founded in 1912 by David T This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Musical first awarded in 1949 Seesaw is a musical with a book by Michael Bennett, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Peter Allen ( February 10, 1944 &ndash June 18, 1992) was an Australian Songwriter and Entertainer. Legs Diamond is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and Charles Suppon based on the Warner Brothers film "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" 
The Yankees had been struggling during their years under CBS ownership, which had acquired the team in 1965. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. In 1972, CBS Chairman William S. Paley told team president Michael Burke the media company intended to sell the club. William Samuel Paley ( September 28, 1901 &ndash October 26, 1990) was the chief executive who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS As Burke later told writer Roger Kahn, Paley offered to sell the franchise to Burke if he could find financial backing. Roger Kahn (born October 31, 1927 in Brooklyn New York) is one of America 's leading Writers about Sport - especially Burke ran across Steinbrenner's name, and veteran baseball executive Gabe Paul, a Cleveland-area acquaintance of Steinbrenner, helped bring the two men together. Gabriel Howard Paul ( January 4 1910 — April 26 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state
On January 3, 1973, a group of investors led by Steinbrenner and minority partner Burke bought the Yankees from CBS for $10 million.
The announced intention was that Burke would continue to run the team as club president. But Burke later became angry when he found out that Paul had been brought in as a senior Yankee executive, crowding his authority, and quit the team presidency on April 29, 1973. (Burke remained a minority owner of the club into the following decade. ) It would be the first of many high-profile departures with employees who crossed paths with "The Boss. " At the conclusion of the 1973 season, two more prominent names departed: manager Ralph Houk, who resigned and then signed to manage the Detroit Tigers; and general manager Lee MacPhail, who became president of the American League. Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence Kansas) nicknamed "The Major" is a former Catcher, coach, manager The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Leland Stanford MacPhail Jr (born October 25, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former administrator in Major League Baseball The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in
The 1973 off-season would continue to be controversial when Steinbrenner and Paul sought to hire former Oakland Athletics manager Dick Williams, who had resigned immediately after leading the team to its second straight World Series title. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7 1929 in St Louis Missouri) is a former Left fielder, Third baseman, manager, coach and For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. However, because Williams was still under contract to Oakland, the subsequent legal wrangling prevented the Yankees from hiring him. On the first anniversary of the team's ownership change, the Yankees hired former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Bill Virdon to lead the team on the field. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931 in Hazel Park Michigan) is a former Outfielder, manager and coach in Major
Steinbrenner is famous for both his pursuit of high-priced free agents and, in some cases, infamous for feuding with them. In his first 23 seasons, he changed managers 20 times (including dismissing Billy Martin on five separate occasions), and general managers 11 times in 30 years. Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin Jr ( May 16 1928 &ndash December 25 1989) was an American Second baseman and In July 1978, Martin said of Steinbrenner and his $3 million outfielder Reggie Jackson, "The two were meant for each other. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Reginald Martinez Jackson (born May 18 1946) nicknamed " Mr One's a born liar, and the other's convicted. " The comment resulted in Martin's first departure, though technically Martin resigned (tearfully), before Yankees President Al Rosen followed through on Steinbrenner's dictum to release the manager. Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg South Carolina) nicknamed " Al " " Flip " and the
The "convicted" part of Martin's comment referred to Steinbrenner's connection to U.S. President Richard Nixon: he was indicted on 14 criminal counts on April 5, 1974, then pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign and obstruction of justice on August 23. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Events 456 - St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Steinbrenner was personally fined $15,000, while his firm was assessed $20,000 for the offense. On November 27, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him for two years, but later reduced that amount to fifteen months, with Steinbrenner returning to the Yankees in 1976. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Bowie Kent Kuhn (October 28 1926 &ndash March 15 2007 was an American Lawyer and sports administrator who served as the 5th commissioner of Major League Baseball Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. U.S. President Ronald Reagan pardoned Steinbrenner on January 19, 1989, in one of the final acts of his presidency. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar)
During the 1981 World Series, Steinbrenner provided a colorful backdrop to the Yankees' loss of the series. The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years After a Game 3 loss in Los Angeles, Steinbrenner called a press conference in his hotel room, showing off his left hand in a cast and various other injuries that he claimed were earned in a fight with two Dodgers fans in the hotel elevator. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Nobody came forward about the fight, leading most to believe that he had made up the story of the fight in order to light a fire under the Yankees. Additionally, after the series, Steinbrenner publicly apologized to Yankee fans for the team's defeat.
After the 1980 season, Steinbrenner made headlines by signing Dave Winfield to a 10-year, $23 million contract, making Winfield baseball's highest-paid player. David Mark Winfield (born October 3 1951 in St Paul, Minnesota) is an American former Major League Baseball player who is a member of both the Baseball Steinbrenner later derisively referred to Winfield as "Mr. May" to local media, criticizing his failure to produce in the postseason as did Reggie Jackson, who was nicknamed "Mr. October. "
On July 30, 1990, commissioner Fay Vincent banned Steinbrenner from baseball for life after he paid Howie Spira, a small-time gambler, $40,000 for "dirt" after Winfield sued him for failing to pay his foundation the $300,000 guaranteed in his contract. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Francis Thomas "Fay" Vincent Jr (born May 29, 1938 in Waterbury Connecticut) is a former entertainment lawyer and sports executive who served Subsequently Winfield chose to enter the Hall of Fame as a San Diego Padre. At Yankee Stadium, where a ballgame was being played, word of Steinbrenner's banishment filtering over the transistor radios resulted in a standing ovation from title-starved fans. The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City.
Steinbrenner's connection with the theatre-owning Nederlander clan was tapped when Robert E. The Nederlander Organization ( Detroit Michigan) founded in 1912 by David T Nederlander was chosen to run the team during Steinbrenner's exile from baseball. 
Steinbrenner was reinstated in 1993, the same time the Yankees regained momentum as a quality sports franchise — helped by Steinbrenner's willingness to delegate authority to executives such as Gene Michael, and to let promising farm-system players such as Bernie Williams develop instead of trading them for established players. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Eugene Richard Michael (born June 2, 1938 in Kent Ohio) is a former player manager and executive in Major League Baseball. Bernabé Figueroa Williams (born September 13 1968 is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball Outfielder and a Guitar -playing Steinbrenner's having "got religion" (in the words of New York Daily News reporter Bill Madden) paid off. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 After contending briefly two years earlier, the '93 Yankees were in the American League East race with the eventual champion Toronto Blue Jays until September. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Since 2006 George Steinbrenner has spent most of his time in Tampa Bay, Florida, leaving the Yankees to be run by his sons Hal Steinbrenner and Hank Steinbrenner. Tampa Bay is a large natural Harbor and Estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, comprising Old Tampa Bay Harold Z Steinbrenner known as Hal (born 1969) is the son of George Steinbrenner the owner of the New York Yankees, and is the Executive Vice Henry (Hank Steinbrenner (born April 2, 1957) is the part-owner of the New York Yankees along with his brother Hal Steinbrenner. Hank in particular shows similar traits to his father.
In addition to being an intense boss to his on-field employees, Steinbrenner is also known for pressuring and changing off-field employees (including various publicity directors), sometimes chewing them out in public. Longtime Cardinals announcer Jack Buck once quipped that he had seen Steinbrenner's yacht and that, "It was a beautiful thing to observe, with all 36 oars working in unison. John Francis "Jack" Buck ( August 21, 1924 &ndash June 18, 2002) was an American Sportscaster, best known " Former sportscaster Hank Greenwald, who called Yankee games on WABC radio for two years, once said he knew when Steinbrenner was in town by how tense the office staff was. Hank Greenwald (born June 26, 1935) is a former Major League Baseball announcer known best for being a Play-by-play announcer for the San WABC (770 kHz known as "NewsTalkRadio 77" is a radio station in New York City.
He usually kept his complaints about the team broadcasters he approves (who, except for the YES Network crew, have generally not been his direct employees) out of the newspapers. The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES Network is a New York City regional Cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting Baseball games of the However, he has been known to be upset with the sometimes blunt commentary of former broadcaster Jim Kaat and former analyst Tony Kubek. James Lee "Jim" Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland Michigan) nicknamed "Kitty", is a former Pitcher in Anthony Christopher Kubek (born October 12, 1936, in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is a retired American Baseball player and Television
Steinbrenner's one publicly aired gripe with a team announcer came when he accused respected Yankee broadcaster Bill White of low-keying his WMCA radio call of Chris Chambliss' pennant-winning home run in the 1976 American League Championship Series. Bill White refers to different people Bill White (neo-Nazi, American neo-nazi activist Bill White (mayor, the mayor of Houston Texas WMCA, 570 AM, is a Radio station in New York City, most known for its "Good Guys" Top 40 era in the 1960s Carroll Christopher Chambliss (born December 26, 1948, in Dayton Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played from - for the The actual aircheck of the live broadcast (on the Major League Baseball website) finds an unusually emotional White calling the home run and its aftermath — so excited as the ball was in flight that his voice broke.
The 1994 Yankees were the American League East leaders when a strike wiped out the rest of the season. The team returned to the playoffs in 1995 (their first visit since 1981) and won the World Series in 1996. The modern Yankee Dynasty was born during the 1996 World Series. The Yankees went on to win the World Series in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Yankees lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, ending their dynasty, though one could argue that their playoff dynasty continues to this day. The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Though they have not won a World Series since, the Yankees have made the playoffs in every subsequent year since 2001, most notably winning the AL Pennant in seven games from the 2003 Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. In 2003, their ALCS success was followed by losing the World Series to the Florida Marlins. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida.
Steinbrenner has also been awarded The Flying Wedge Award, one of the NCAA’s highest honors. The Flying Wedge Award is one of the NCAA’s highest honors It is awarded to an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership and service to the NCAA The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations
George Steinbrenner estimated net worth is $1. 3 billion USD in 2007 according to the Forbes 400 List in Forbes magazine issued in September 2007. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest People (first published in 1982) is a list published by Forbes Magazine of the Wealthiest 400 Americans Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly September 2007 is the ninth month of that year It began on a Saturday Forbes, "The Forbes 400" September 20, 2007.
A new high school in Tampa, FL, scheduled to open in 2009, will be named George Steinbrenner High School. Mr. Steinbrenner is a generous contributor to the Tampa Bay area.
Legend's Field, the NYY Spring Training facility in Tampa was renamed Steinbrenner Field in March 2008 in his honor by his two sons, with the blessing of the Hillsborough County Commission and the Tampa City Council.
George Steinbrenner helped to revolutionize the business of baseball by being the first owner to sell TV cable rights (to MSG). The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the Mid-Atlantic and focused on New York 
In 1997 the Yankees signed a 10-year, $97 million deal with Adidas. WikipediaManual of Style (trademarks, which says "Lowercased trademarks with no internal A dispute with MSG over the cable rights fee ended with the creation of the Yankees' own YES Network. The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES Network is a New York City regional Cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting Baseball games of the George Steinbrenner has been able to grow the Yankees from a $10 million franchise to a $1. 2 billion heavyweight. In 2005, the NY Yankees were established as the first professional sports franchise to be conservatively estimated as being worth over "One Billion Dollars". Only the NFL Dallas Cowboys franchise has surpassed the Yankees in the latest Forbes ranking (worthiness rating at $1. 5 billion to the Yankees $1. 3 billion. Forbes, (September 15, 2007, article entitled "Richest NFL Franchise. EVER").
However if one adds up the revenue of $1. 2 billion valuation of the 36% Yankees owned YES network to the team revenue (the other 64% is owned by Goldman Sachs and the former New Jersey Nets owner which is also a minority owner of the ballclub), they far surpass the Dallas Cowboys in total estimated value.
George Steinbrenner has wanted a new stadium for years. It was rumored that he even went as far as to consider New Jersey a possible site for a new stadium. He finally got his new stadium in 2005. New Yankee Stadium will be built right next to the current Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The new Yankee Stadium is a Stadium currently under construction that will serve as the home Baseball park for the New York Yankees. The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. It's set to open in time for the 2009 season opener.
Despite Steinbrenner's controversial status (or perhaps, because of it) he does appear to poke fun at himself in the media. He hosted Saturday Night Live on October 20, 1990 at the same time his former outfielder and Yankee manager, Lou Piniella, led the Cincinnati Reds to a World Championship. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Louis Victor Piniella (pɨˈnɛlə born August 28, 1943, in Tampa Florida, United States) is the current manager of the Chicago The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA In the opening sketch, he dreamt of a Yankees team managed, coached, and entirely played by himself. In other sketches, "he" chews out the SNL "writing staff" (notably including Al Franken) for featuring him in a mock Slim Fast commercial with other ruthless leaders such as Saddam Hussein and Idi Amin and plays a folksy convenience store manager whose business ethic is comically divergent from that of Steinbrenner. Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21 1951 is an Emmy Award –winning American Comedian, Writer, progressive Slim&bullFast is a brand of shakes bars snacks packaged meals and other Dietary supplement foods sold in the U Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti ( Arabic: ar صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي --> April 28 1937 &ndash December 30 Idi Amin Dada (mid 1920s &ndash 16 August 2003 commonly known as Idi Amin, was a Ugandan military dictator and the President of Uganda
He appeared as himself in the Albert Brooks comedy The Scout. Albert Brooks (born July 22 1947 is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor, Writer, Comedian and director. The Scout ( 1994) is a motion picture starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks and directed by Michael Ritchie, the director
After a public chastising of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for "partying too much," the two appeared in a recent Visa commercial club-hopping. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. Derek Sanderson Jeter (ˈʤitɚ born June 26 1974 is an American Major League Baseball player A 2004 Visa commercial depicted Steinbrenner in the trainer's room at Yankee Stadium, suffering from an arm injury (presumably from overuse), unable to sign any checks, including that of his then-current manager Joe Torre, who spends most of the commercial treating Steinbrenner as if he were an important player. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Joseph Paul Torre (ˈtɔɹi born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn New York) is the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former Major
His frequent firings and rehirings of manager Billy Martin were lampooned in a '70s Miller Lite beer commercial in which Steinbrenner tells Martin "You're fired!" to which Martin replies "Oh, no, not again!" After one of Martin's real-life rehirings, the commercial was resurrected, only with Steinbrenner's line redubbed to say "You're hired!"
Steinbrenner also has a soft spot for professional wrestling. In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin Jr ( May 16 1928 &ndash December 25 1989) was an American Second baseman and Miller Lite is a popular Pilsner -style Beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee Wisconsin, United States with a 4 Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff He wrote the foreword of the 2005 Dusty Rhodes autobiography and was a regular at old Tampa Armory cards in the 1970s and 1980s. Virgil Riley Runnels Jr (born on October 12 1945) better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American In March 1989, he appeared in the front row of the WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event broadcast, even interacting with manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan at one point (Heenan remarked about the guy he managed in the ring at the time to Steinbrenner "I've got a ring full of Winfield"). World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Raymond Louis Heenan (born November 1, 1944) better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is a former American Professional At WWF WrestleMania 7, Steinbrenner, WWF owner Vince McMahon, and NFL announcer Paul Maguire filmed a skit with the trio debating instant replay. He was also present in the front row of an edition of WCW Monday Nitro in early 1998 when the event took place in Tampa.
At the funeral of his long time friend Otto Graham in December 2003, Steinbrenner fainted, leading to extensive media speculation that he was in ill health. Otto Everett Graham Jr ( December 6, 1921 - December 17, 2003) was an American professional football and Basketball player
In the 1994 computer game Superhero League of Hoboken, one of the schemes of the primary antagonist, Dr. Superhero League of Hoboken is a Computer game from Legend Entertainment, designed by interactive fiction designer Steve Meretzky. Entropy, is to resurrect George Steinbrenner.
In The Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr. Burns fires Don Mattingly for refusing to shave sideburns only Burns could see. " Homer at the Bat " is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons ' third season, which originally aired February 20 1992 Charles Montgomery Burns, also referred to as Mr Burns is a recurring Fictional character and Antagonist in the animated television series Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed " Donnie Baseball " and " The Hit Man " (born April 20, 1961) is the Los Angeles Dodgers It is often assumed that this was a parody of an argument Steinbrenner and Mattingly had in real life with regards to Mattingly's hair length. However, the episode was actually recorded a short time before the suspension actually occurred, and was nothing more than a coincidence. As Mattingly walks off the baseball field, he states, "I still like him (Burns) better than Steinbrenner. "
New York Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo often cites Steinbrenner's German heritage by drawing him in a Prussian military uniform, complete with spiked helmet, gold epaulets and medals, calling him "General von Steingrabber. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 Bill Gallo (born December 28, 1922) is a famed cartoonist and newspaper columnist for the New York Daily News. Prussia ( Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Prūsija Prūsija Prusy Old Prussian: Prūsa) was most recently a historic state " Rather than being offended, Steinbrenner asked for, and received, Gallo's original of the cartoon, and the two men have remained friends. New York radio host Mike Francesa has called Steinbrenner as "General George M. Michael Patrick Francesa Jr (born March 20, 1954) is an American Radio talk show host and Television Commentator. Steinbrenner III" when reading his speeches on the radio.
In ESPN's miniseries The Bronx is Burning, he is portrayed by Oliver Platt. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes Oliver Platt (born January 12 1960) is a Canadian stage film and television Actor.
Steinbrenner appeared as a character in the situation comedy Seinfeld, when George Costanza worked with the Yankees for several seasons. Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons George Louis Costanza is a Fictional character in the United States -based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989&ndash1998 Larry David voiced the character, who talked nonstop, regardless of whether anyone was listening, and sometimes referred to himself as "Big Stein. Lawrence Eugene "Larry" David (born July 2 1947 is an American Emmy -winning Actor, Writer, Comedian, producer " The character's face was never seen, and the character was always viewed from the back in scenes set in his office at Yankee Stadium. Unseen characters are never directly observed by the audience but are only described by other characters The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. The Steinbrenner character was known for bad decisions, such as cooking jerseys, threatening to move the team to New Jersey "just to upset people", scalping his owner's box tickets, wearing Lou Gehrig's uniform pants (and panicking about his nerve problems in the leg) and trading several players, much to Frank Costanza's dismay. Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig ( June 19 1903  – June 2 1941) born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) is a fictional character on the American Television sitcom Seinfeld ( 1989 At one point George describes Steinbrenner by saying, "No one knows what this guy's capable of; he fires people like it's a bodily function!" Nevertheless, the real Steinbrenner maintains that he is a fan of the show and that "Costanza is always welcome back. " In one episode ("The Wink"), the Steinbrenner character mentions all of the people he fired and mentions then-current manager Buck Showalter, quickly becoming quiet afterwards. William Nathaniel "Buck" Showalter (born May 23, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida) is a former professional Though intended as a joke, the comment proved prophetic: just weeks after the episode aired, Steinbrenner did not bring back Showalter as Yankees manager and replaced him with Joe Torre. Joseph Paul Torre (ˈtɔɹi born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn New York) is the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former Major
The Steinbrenner character appeared in the following episodes: "The Opposite", "The Secretary", "The Race", "The Jimmy", "The Wink", "The Hot Tub", "The Caddy", "The Calzone", "The Bottle Deposit, Part 2", "The Nap", "The Millennium", "The Muffin Tops", "The Finale, Part 1", "The Finale, Part 2. "The Opposite" is the eighty-sixth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was also the 22nd and final episode of Season 5 "The Secretary" is the 95th episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. "The Jimmy" is the 105th episode of the NBC Sitcom Seinfeld. "The Hot Tub" is the 115th episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. "The Calzone" is the 130th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. "The Nap" is the 152nd episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. The Millennium was the creation of Curt Boettcher, who gathered a handful of California musicians to create a Psychedelic rock supergroup with Sunshine "The Muffin Tops" is the 155th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. " The real Steinbrenner had filmed two scenes for the Seinfeld season 7 finale, "The Invitations", but they were edited out when the plotline of the episode was changed (they can be seen in full on the Seinfeld season 7 DVD).
George Steinbrenner has been involved with Thoroughbred horse racing since the early 1970s. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed This article is about the sport For other uses see Horserace (drinking game or Horse race (politics. He owns Kinsman Stud Farm in Ocala, Florida and races under the name, Kinsman Stable. Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. As of 2007 the population recorded by the U Kinsman Stable is the nom de course for the American Thoroughbred racing Stable of George Steinbrenner, best-known as the owner of