Remembering: Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner (1957-2020)
The oldest son of “The Boss” George M. Steinbrenner III, and General Partner/Co-Chairman of the New York Yankees, Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 63 after a long battle with illness that far preceded the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Hank Steinbrenner, along with his young brother Hal, took co-control of the team starting in 2007 after George Steinbrenner started to fall ill. From then on, decisions were made by the two brothers, along with President Randy Levine and General Manager Brian Cashman.
Hank had a George-like reputation during his tenure with the Yankees, emulating his father in being an outspoken and was at one point in-line to take control of the team. His being more prone to “shoot-from-the-hip” often led to criticism from the media and as time moved he started to take more of a secondary role as his younger brother Hal became the new face of ownership.
Also a part-owner with Harding-Steinbrenner Racing of the IndyCar Racing Series, started by his son George Michael Steinbrenner IV, his loss effects more than just baseball.
May God bless you Mr. Steinbrenner, as you find eternal peace in heaven.Embed from Getty Images
The New York Yankees mourn the passing of General Partner and Co-Chairperson Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner. pic.twitter.com/rL07EUHirS — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 14, 2020