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New York Yankees: Why George Steinbrenner Deserves Hall of Fame Entry

paltry 5,210 fans came out to witness the New York Yankees lose their season finale to the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on October 4, 1972.  The meaningless fall affair was finished in one hour and 57 minutes, a rather quick game compared to current contests.  However, no one knew how quickly the culture of the Yankees was about to change the forthcoming year.

On January 3, 1973, CBS sold the Yankees to a group of investors led by George M. Steinbrenner for $10 million.

No one had an inkling this new owner was about to change the game and potentially join a select handful of owners in the Hall of Fame.

Throughout the next 37 years, a plethora of fans, players and managers would learn to love or loathe him.  Whether it was second ...

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