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As they’ve done many times before, the Yankees organization celebrated the 71st anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech on July 4th. Before the game, current Yankees and staff appeared on the video board, repeating lines from baseball’s Gettysburg address.

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George M. Steinbrenner III is one of the most influential people in Major League Baseball history. He’s done his share of foolish things, but what he did for this franchise certainly outweighs any of that stuff. Without him, who knows what this organization would be like today. He took the Yankee brand, and turned it into an empire. One day, Major League Baseball really should put him in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

As Kimberly Jones reported yesterday, the Yankees organization will display the 7 World Series trophies won under him since 1973 on the 200 level concourse at Yankee Stadium.

“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.” -George Steinbrenner (more…)

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