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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010, 8:34 A.M.

George Steinbrenner, Yank Owner, 80, RIP

FILE - This March 6, 2010, file photo shows New York Yankees Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, left, sitting with Yankees principal owner and chairman George Steinbrenner during a Yankees spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.  Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
FILE - This March 6, 2010, file photo shows New York Yankees Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, left, sitting with Yankees principal owner and chairman George Steinbrenner during a Yankees spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

New York Yankees Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, left, sits with Yankees principal owner and chairman George Steinbrenner during a Yankees 2010 spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.  Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died today. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. New York Times story here. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

  • Overheard in the Newsroom (Facebook page): #5213: Associate Producer: “Do you know who George Steinbrenner is?” Producer: “Of course. I watched Seinfeld.”

Question: Do you love or hate the Yankees? And/Or: Would you know who George Steinbrenner is, if you hadn't watched "Seinfeld"?




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