Hank Steinbrenner Wiki – Hank Steinbrenner Bio
New York Yankees co-owner and co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner died Tuesday at the age of 63, according to a team statement. He died at his home in Clearwater, Florida, of a long-term health problem, the team said.
“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him,” the Steinbrenner family said in the statement. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life.”
Hank Steinbrenner Age
He was 63 years old.
Hank Steinbrenner Family & Children
Steinbrenner served on the board of the YES Network and was involved in a number of charities. He is survived by four children and their families.
Hank Steinbrenner Early Life
Steinbrenner was the eldest child of Yankees Principal Owner George M. Steinbrenner III, who saw the team win seven World Series titles from the start of his ownership in 1973 to his death in 2010, after which control of the franchise formally passed to Hank Steinbrenner and his brother Hal Steinbrenner.
Hank Steinbrenner Death & Cause
Hank Steinbrenner, general partner and co-president of the Yankees, died early Tuesday of a long illness at his Clearwater, Florida residence, surrounded by family members. He was 63 years old. According to a source, the cause of death was not COVID-19.
Hank Steinbrenner Career
Steinbrenner identified young players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez as the next face of a New York dynasty when they joined the Yankees during the 2016 season. He also sponsored the Yankees youth team known as “Hank’s Yanks.” He was also known for writing columns for Sporting News that sometimes resulted in controversy. A 2008 column he wrote made waves after citing Major League Baseball’s divisional format as the reason the Yankees were eliminated from that year’s playoffs.
“The biggest problem is the divisional setup in Major League Baseball,” Steinbrenner wrote. “I didn’t like it in the 1970s, and I hate it now. Baseball went to a multi-division setup to create more races, rivalries and excitement. But it isn’t fair.”
Steinbrenner also participated in other sports, such as horse racing and cars. With his son George Michael, he helped form Steinbrenner Racing, which partnered with Harding Racing in 2018 to compete on the IndyCar circuit. The group recently merged with Andretti Autosport, owned by retired racing star Michael Andretti.
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