Yankees Put George Steinbrenner Statue In Front of Steinbrenner Field

Via Neil Johnson of the Tampa Tribune:

Workers today installed a statue of longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner at the team’s spring training home in Tampa.

The lifesize bronze statue of “The Boss” will greet visitors as they mount the steps at Steinbrenner Field. It is a duplicate of the statue erected at the new Yankee Stadium in The Bronx two years ago.

The Yankees are making it so their fans will never forget who The Boss is (he doesn’t live in New Jersey) and rightly so. Steinbrenner might just be one great owner among other great owners they’ve had, but he stands up with all of them.

Not only that, but he took the Yankees from their lowest point in the late 60’s and early 70’s and not only got them winning again, but made it more than that. He played up the historic aspect of the team and used that to build them up as one of the, if not the, preeminent team in all of sports.

Now in 20 years when you take that Florida vacation and decide to stop in for a spring training game you can explain to your kids who George Steinbrenner was.

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5 Responses to Yankees Put George Steinbrenner Statue In Front of Steinbrenner Field

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    Very nice to hear. It's nice to see George memorialized like that. I know there are lots of folks who criticized him, even plenty of Yankee fans. And while I didn't condone all of his behavior, I've always considered him the greatest and biggest Yankee fan who ever lived. I'm personally grateful to him for the relentless manner in which he always tried to bring World Series titles to the Yankee fan base.

    RIP, George!

  2. Mike B. says:

    My questions are whats going to happen to his statues when his kids sell the team?

    It's apparent that combined they all don't have the passion for the team that George did.

  3. Yankee Fever says:

    Where's Babe Ruth Statue? Shouldn't that have happened before two were erected of Steinbrenner?? Egomaniacal nonsense, and an insult to Yankee history.

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