george-steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner poses with Yankees pitchers (clockwise from top right) Jose Contreras, Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens and Jeff Weaver during spring training in 2003. Pettitte came out of retirement on Friday and will pitch for the Yankees this season. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

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Today July 13, 2012 marks the second anniversary of the passing of “The Boss” George M. Steinbrenner III

“They may call me the Boss, but in the end, to succeed as owner of the Yankees, you have to be a servant — a servant to the history and legacy of the Yankees.”

“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.”

RIP Boss: July 4, 1930 - July 13, 2010

A dye transfer portrait of George Steinbrenner on Sept. 22, 1977 over Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y. The longtime New York Yankees owner passed away five years ago today at the age of 80. In his 37 years as owner, the Bronx Bombers won seven World Series championships and became one of the most celebrated franchises in professional sports. (Lane Stewart for SI)

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