Yankees’ Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner Passes Away
New York Yankees' Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner passed away earlier today at the age of 63. According the New York Post Steinbrenner's death was not COVID-19 related and he was surrounded by his family in Clearwater, Florida.
Hank was former Yankees' owner George "The Boss" Steinbrenner's oldest son and was in his 13th year as general partner and 11th as co-chairperson. According to an article in the New York Post:
“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him,” the Steinbrenner family said in a statement. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life. Hank could be direct and outspoken, but in the very same conversation show great tenderness and light-heartedness.
“More than anything, he set an example for all of us in how comfortably he lived enjoying his personal passions and pursuits. We are profoundly saddened to have lost him and will carry his memory with us always.”