The New York Mets Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, And Jeff Wilpon have issued this statement.
courtesy of Peter Botte of the New York Daily News
“The passing of George Steinbrenner marks the end of an era in New York City baseball history. George was a larger than life figure and a force in the industry. The rise and success of his teams on the field and in the business marketplace under his leadership are a testament to his skill, drive, and determination.
“All of us at the Mets send our deepest condolences to his wife Joan, his sons Hank and Hal, daughters Jennifer and Jessica, his grandchildren, and everyone at the Yankees organization.”
I will continue to add content here as information allows. Here is WABC news video with a nice retrospective on Mr Steinbrenner’s life.
Jon Heyman just confirmed on WFAN that George Steinbrenner has passed away at around 6:30am this morning. Our condolences go out to the entire Yankee Family.
Jesse Spector of the Daily News is reporting that Mr Steinbrenner has passed away.
WFAN Boomer & Carton just said Yankees will issue a statement soon but it does not look good.
Original Post: 9:40am
WABC is reporting Yankee owner George Steinbrenner who just turned 80 has suffered a massive heart attack. Steinbrenner was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tampa, Florida, and his condition is not known.
We will update as information becomes available. Our Best wishes go out to George Steinbrenner, his family and the Yankees family.