Love Him or Hate Him, George Steinbrenner Was Good for Baseball

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George Steinbrenner was a polarizing figure for much of his 80 years on earth.

He had a fiery temper, often publicly fighting with his front office and players. He could strike fear into the hearts of his own as well as opposing Major League general managers by simply entering a room.

He was a true American original, equal parts Mark Cuban and Donald Trump, a caricature of both himself and the organization that became his life.

And now, a man who once seemed larger than life has been brought to his knees by the same thing that will kill thousands of other lesser-known Americans each year- a massive heart attack.

By Matt Lindner

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