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)
George Steinbrenner and Thurman Munson celebrate the Yankees victory in the 1977 World Series. According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, the Steinbrenner family may put the team up for sale. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
The FBI released documents Monday stating that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner assisted the agency in two investigations — one of them apparently a terrorism probe — in the years leading up to his pardon by President Ronald Reagan on a campaign-contributions conviction.
January 3, 1973
Leading a limited partnership that includes Lester Crown, John DeLorean and Nelson Bunker Hunt, Tampa ship builder George Steinbrenner purchases the Yankees from CBS for $8.7 million. ‘The Boss’, who had previously invested in a failed basketball league and a series of failed Broadway shows, will become the most infamous owner in Major League history.