Steinbrenner Dead at 80.

George Steinbrenner ran the New York Yankees more like an old-timey movie studio mogul tyrant than your typical baseball owner — but you can’t argue with success. After buying the Yanks for a mere $10 million back in the early 70’s, he turned the club into the most valuable franchise in professional sports, now estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.

However, aside from the numerous New York Yankees movies that have been made over the years, what most non-baseball fans probably remember most is Larry David’s spoof of him on Seinfeld.

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