When Does George Leave the Yankees?

After 27 seasons with the New York Yankees, George Steinbrenner is set to leave the team.

What does this mean for the Yankees? How will they fare without him?

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George’s final season with the Yankees

George Steinbrenner’s final season as the principle owner of the New York Yankees was in 2007.

Steinbrenner had been in failing health for some time, and it was widely assumed that he would eventually sell the team. In 2006, it was reported that he had signed a letter of intent to sell the team to a group led by Goldman Sachs partner David ethanol for $1.6 billion, although Steinbrenner later denied this.

On October 25, 2006, it was announced that Steinbrenner would cede control of the Yankees to his son Hank, pending approval from Major League Baseball. This approval was granted on November 20, and Hank Steinbrenner became co-chairman of Yankee Global Enterprises, the parent company of the Yankees.

George Steinbrenner remained as the Yankees’ principal owner until his death on July 13, 2010.

George’s legacy with the Yankees

George Steinbrenner was the principal owner of the New York Yankees from 1973 until his death in 2010. During his 37-year tenure, the Yankees earned 11 American League pennants and seven World Series championships, making them one of the most successful sports franchises of all time. George was also a major force in changing the landscape of Major League Baseball, particularly through his involvement in free agency and player salaries. In recognition of his significant contributions to the sport, George was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

George’s post-Yankee career

After his time with the Yankees, George Steinbrenner went on to have a successful career as a businessman. He continued to own the Yankees, and they won the World Series again in 1977 and 1978. In 1980, Steinbrenner was banned from baseball for two years after he was found guilty of making illegal contributions to Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign. He returned to the Yankees in 1992 and they won the World Series again in 1996. Steinbrenner died in 2010 at the age of 80.

George’s impact on the Yankees

George Steinbrenner was the principal owner of the New York Yankees for 37 years, until his death in 2010. During that time, he presided over the team’s dynastic run of four World Series titles in five years in the late 1990s, as well as seven American League pennants. All told, the Yankees under Steinbrenner won 11 AL Pennants and 7 World Series championships. He is widely credited with revitalizing the Yankees franchise, which had fallen on hard times prior to his ownership.

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