Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George M Steinbrenner III
New York Yankees principal owner
1973 - 2010
Purchased the New York Yankees on July 5 1973. A true visionary who changed the game of baseball forever, he was considered the most influential owner in all of sports. In his 37 years as Principal Owner, the Yankees posted a major league best .566 winning percentage, while winning 11 American League pennants and 7 World Series titles becoming the most recognized sports brand in the world. A devoted sportsman, he was Vice President of the United States Olympic Committee, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame board of directors and a member of the NCAA foundation board of trustees. A great philanthropist whose charitable efforts where performed with fanfare, he followed a personal motto of the greatest form of charity is anonimity.
Dedicated by the New York Yankees September 20, 2010
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 40° 49.785′ N, 73° 55.568′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is at the intersection of 161st St. and River Ave. on 161st St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Paul Dimaggio (here, next to this marker); Elston Gene Howard (here, next to this marker); Joseph Vincent McCarthy (here, next to this marker); Vernon "Lefty" Gomez (here, next to this marker); Mel Allen (here, next to this marker); Miller James Huggins (here, next to this marker); Philip Francis Rizzuto (here, next to this marker); Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
More about this marker. Located in Monument Park in Yankee Stadium
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on March 22, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.