New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner passed away on Tuesday, leaving behind an incredible legacy that went beyond the Bronx Bombers.
New York Yankees co-owner and the oldest son of ‘The Boss’ George Steinbrenner, Hank Steinbrenner, passed away due to an ongoing health issue on Tuesday morning. Steinbrenner, 63, was in his 13th year as General Partner and 11th year as co-chairperson of the Bronx Bombers.
After his father George passed away in 2010, Steinbrenner took on a bigger role with the New York Yankees. He was even more involved with the family’s horse racing and auto racing business.
The illness was reportedly not related to COVID-19 and had been something Steinbrenner was battling for quite some time. With his father’s health worsening in the late 2000s, Steinbrenner took on an expanded role within the Yankees organization.
During his time as the team’s General Partner, the Yankees won the American League East Division four times, appeared in the ALCS five times, and won the World Series in 2009.
Hank Steinbrenner was described as having a similar approach to running the Yankees as his father did. More recently, Hank diminished his role with the Yankees as his brother Hal Steinbrenner moved to the forefront.
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But as mentioned earlier, Hank Steinbrenner also played a huge role in running the Steinbrenner family horse racing and auto racing business, Kinsman Stable and Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
In addition to his many accomplishments with the New York Yankees and the Steinbrenner family’s other business ventures, Hank also founded Hanks Yanks in 2009. It is an amateur baseball program designed to help players get noticed by MLB clubs.
In the organizations 11 years of existence, “Hanks Yanks” has helped to develop numerous players and help many continue playing baseball at the collegiate, minor, and Major League levels.
Hank Steinbrenner, April 2, 1957-April 14, 2020. He leaves behind four children and a granddaughter.
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