The New York Yankees mourn the passing of General Partner and
Co-Chairperson Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner, who passed away
earlier today at his home in Clearwater, Fla., from a longstanding
health issue. Mr. Steinbrenner was 63.
“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep
relationships he formed with those closest to him,” said the
Steinbrenner family. “He was introduced to the Yankees
organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and
competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life. Hank
could be direct and outspoken, but in the very same conversation
show great tenderness and light-heartedness. More than anything,
he set an example for all of us in how comfortably he lived
enjoying his personal passions and pursuits. We are profoundly
saddened to have lost him and will carry his memory with us
His brother and co-chairman Hal has been the de facto boss of the organization, but man, Hank is the one who really looked like the old man.