George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees 40 years ago today

George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees 40 years ago today
January 3, 2013, 9:46 am
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Forty years ago today George Steinbrenner purchased the New York Yankees. The price? $10 million, which is what the Cubs are paying Carlos Villanueva over the next two years. The then-stated managerial philosophy: “We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned. We’re not going to pretend we’re something we aren’t. I’ll…