Added significance this year.
Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
I used to curse Steinbrenner, especially for the bonehead things he did in the 80s; but no doubt, he rescued the Yankees from insignificance. Sports, especially one with a long season, needs a villain. Steinbrenner made them the Damn Yankees again.
@eddhead: If you haven't already,
The Last Lion of Baseball
Longtime fans will find out things they never knew; young fans will learn how they got from there to here. The way he came to buy the team is pure Steinbrenner. And then manager Ralph Houk and haircuts.
Madden has covered the Yankees since 1978, so a lot of inside stuff.