Obituaries: George Steinbrenner (1930 – 2010) Brandon Caldwell July 13, 2010 Sports 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George Steinbrenner [USA Today] Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.