This morning in Tampa, Florida, New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner passed away after suffering a “massive heart attack”.
The Wilpons issued a statement on the passing of Steinbrenner, saying:
“The passing of George Steinbrenner marks the end of an era in New York City baseball history. George was a larger than life figure and a force in the industry. The rise and success of his teams on the field and in the business marketplace under his leadership are a testament to his skill, drive, and determination…All of us at the Mets send our deepest condolences to his wife Joan, his sons Hank and Hal, daughters Jennifer and Jessica, his grandchildren, and everyone at the Yankees organization.”
Steinbrenner had just turned 80 years old on July 4.