Statement by Gov. Charlie Crist regarding the Passing of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
Gov. Charlie Crist has issued the following statement regarding the death of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner:
“Florida joins the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball in mourning the loss of unparalleled baseball icon George Steinbrenner. As the principal owner of the New York Yankees, George redefined the description of a chief executive. During his tenure, the Yankees won 11 American League pennants and seven world championships. He loved his family, his team, New York City and his home in Tampa, where he brought the Yankees to train each spring and his family’s shipbuilding business, providing employment to many families.
“While the public face of George Steinbrenner was a demanding owner, he was extremely generous to others. Many acts of kindness were bestowed to those in need, with most of those acts going unnoticed except by those who benefited.
“I join with fellow Floridians in offering condolences to George’s wife, Joan, sons Hal and Hank, and daughters Jennifer and Jessica, all of whom reside in Tampa.”
Source: Office of Governor