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The Best $2.5 Million George Steinbrenner Ever Refused To Spend

in 2010" is the newfound battle cry of the resurgent Yankee dynasty.

However, "27 since 2007" might be a more meaningful one this week.

Just 28 months ago, on a Wednesday evening at the team's Legends Field training complex in Tampa, George Steinbrenner gathered his two sons, team president Randy Levine, Brian Cashman, and several others around him for a salary discussion requested by a leading member of the Yankee team that had won 10 AL East titles and four World Series in 12 years.

Coming off a $19.2 million, three-year contract which had paid him more than double  what anybody else in his position had ever earned, Joe Torre sat down and asked Steinbrenner to reconsider his offer of a $5 million base salary with up to $3 million ...

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