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New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner died Tuesday following a lengthy illness. He was 63.
The eldest son of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his brother Hal assumed co-ownership of the team in 2010 following the death of their father, who had essentially given the duo control of the team years earlier due to his own declining health.
“Hank was a genuine spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closed to him,” the family said in a statement announcing his death. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and