When all-time great New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died back in 2010, it was almost a foregone conclusion that his eldest son, Hank, would take over daily operations.
That never really came to fruition. Hank and his brother, Hal, shared duties. But it was the latter who ran the day-to-day operations in recent years.
The Steinbrenner family and entire Yankees organization is now mourning the death of Hank. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Steinbrenner passed away at his home in Florida after a long illness. He was just 63 years old.
Hank had taken a step back in the organization over the past several years, enabling his brother to be the face of the franchise behind the scenes. Some of that had to do with the unknown illness he was battling. According to the report, Mr. Steinbrenner’s death was not COVID-19 related.