New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died today of a heart attack.  He was 80.

Steinbrenner, who took ownership of the Yankees in 1973, saw his team win seven World Series and 11 American League Pennants.

The Yankees owner was well known for his ability to get big names to come play for his historic club and he often spent whatever amount of money was necessary to get the players he wanted. 

Steinbrenner’s sons, Hank and Hal having been running the team since George’s retirement in 2006.

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