The man who rebuilt the Yankees into the most successful organization in American sports, died at age 80. If Steinbrenner didn’t make you hate the Yankees even more than you already did with his spending and win at any costs attitude, he made you respect him for going that far for his team. A famous quote of his is this:

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

Rest in Peace to the “Boss”.

AP Reports Death of New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner [USA Today]