George Steinbrenner - Quotes

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Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa. ---->>>

Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next. ---->>>

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance. ---->>>

You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds. ---->>>

I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried. ---->>>

I will never have a heart attack. I give them. ---->>>

I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch.' ---->>>

But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country? ---->>>

We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned. ---->>>

As I've always said, the way New Yorkers back us we have to produce for them. ---->>>

I am tough. Sometimes I'm unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while. ---->>>

I am dead set against free agency. It can ruin baseball. ---->>>

I haven't always made the right decisions. ---->>>

I don't think that anybody should be suspended for life for anything, other than murder. How is it helping someone to say, 'You're done forever, your life's over'? ---->>>

Let's not talk punishment. ---->>>

Is it in the best interest of baseball to sell beer in the ninth inning? Probably not. The rule has got to be more clearly defined. And then some process should be set up where the judge is not also the appeals judge. ---->>>

I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be. ---->>>

People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it. ---->>>

Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him. ---->>>

I think about the next season right away. ---->>>

As I have said many times - my father was a great fan of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees. I hope that he would be pleased. ---->>>

I was often misquoted. I was supportive of my managers, even though they all may not think so. ---->>>

In the end, I'll put my good acts up against those of anybody in this country. Anybody. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 07-04, 1930
Birthplace: Bay Village, Ohio, U.S.
Die: 07-13, 2010
Occupation: Businessman

George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants (wikipedia)