Yankees’ Owner George Steinbrenner dies at 80


George Steinbrenner, longtime owner of the New York Yankees, died this morning of an apparent heart attack.

“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80,” the family said in a statement.

Under his ownership, the Yankees have won 11 AL pennants and seven World Series titles.