The New York Yankees announced the death of George Steinbrenner’s oldest son at age 63 in Florida.
New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner passed away Tuesday at the age of 63 while at his Clearwater, Florida, residence, according to information provided by the team.
In official information, the Yankees said Steinbrenner passed away from a health problem he had struggled with for a long time.
Steinbrenner was the eldest son of the original George Steinbrenner and had a cheeky and open style like his father, whose clashes with managers and players went down in history.
Since 2003, George Steinbrenner said he wanted “the smallest elephants to be part of the Big Top, too.” Hank and Hal Steinbrenner took over the day-to-day operations of the club in 2007.
During this campaign, Hank Steinbrenner demonstrated the same personality as the boss when making decisions such as the transition of the manager Joe Torre to the arrival of Joe Girardi and the negotiation of the new contract of ex-hitter Alex Rodríguez.
The manager also expressed his views without shyness, such as the idea that the Bombers should acquire Venezuelan ace Johan Santana from the Twins.
When the Yankees celebrated their twenty-seventh World Series title in 2009, Hank Steinbrenner watched him on television alongside his father in Florida.
Hank Steinbrenner had played a fundamentally behind-the-scenes role with the team for the past decade, with his brother Hal, acting as the Yankees’ primary owner and general partner.
Hank Steinbrenner loved to issue warnings and say wry phrases to team opponents and once commented, “If this is a Red Sox nation, this is a Yankees universe.”
The deceased was in his thirteenth season as a general partner for the Yankees and his eleventh season as co-president of the team, which last week was valued by Forbes magazine at $ 5 billion, the highest in professional baseball.