New York Yankee owner - George Steinbrenner

by stephanie ~ June 6th, 2009

Curious about the man behind the New York Yankees and responsible for it’s success? I do! It was the first question that entered my mind.

I asked myself this in total awe, “who is this man behind this major league baseball team?” Ok, let me start by telling you guys his real name. It’s George Michael Steinbrenner, born in Ohio State. He was born in July 4, 1930. That makes him, what? 70 something? Wow!

Anyway, who is he and how do people see him when he is on the go? Actually his workers call him “The Boss” because of his trademark of meddling with on-field decisions, as well as firing and hiring people. Not to mention re-hiring. Hey really?! He is the owner for goodness sake!

So now that you at least know a little about the business tycoon, all I can say that a brilliant team always comes with a bright owner.

Looking back at history, I bet Steinbrenner was grinning himself out and said “I’m lucky; I bought this team from CBS in 1973!” Imagine how much money he is getting now. I wouldn’t consider it lucky though. He is no-doubt a very cunning and bright business to get the baseball team venture as successful as it is now.

The New York Yankee’s not only play, make fans happy and shout their hearts out, bu, at the same time; it is a profitable business benefiting a lot of people around it.

Through the purchase of YES cable network, a related business, not just made them a huge success; profits are soaring for sure. They are indeed a model franchise that every MLB team should look at.


10 Facts About the New York Yankees

by stephanie ~ June 6th, 2009

 

Ok, so there must be a whole lot of New York Yankee’s fan out there! Here are a few known facts about the team.

1. They are managed by Joe Torre since 1996. Joseph Paul Torre (that’s his real name, by the way) now ranks 6th in all-time MLB managerial wins. Now one huge credit for the manager is that, he has won them 10 AL East Division titles, 6 AL Pennants and 4 World Series title! Wohoooohhh! Way to go Joe!

2. The team is owned by George Steinbrenner, a very successful businessman who also purchased YES cable network.

3. They have 15 numbers retired, the most in the Major League Baseball.

4. The Yankees made it through the playoffs in 12 straight years.

5. They are in the AL East Division.

6. They have won the AL East for 9 straight years.

7. The team has won 26 World Series titles. Hey! That’s more championships than any other team in any North American sport! That alone is a great accomplishment for the Yankees they can be proud of! (My tongue is out, for those who hate the New York Yankees).

8. They play at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, but they are building a new stadium this will be ready in 2009.

9. There is a one and only player remaining in MLB, who is allowed to wear number 42 ever again — Mariano Rivera!

10. From 1913-2009, the team won 26 World Championships, 39 Pennants, and 47 Playoff appearances!

That’s it folks! Hope that was very informative for those of you who needs a little dose of the New York Yankees history! And of course, for those readers who does not like to read tons and tons of words in a page! Don’t you just hate it?