Always leave a legacy behind for others to get inspiration from. George Steinbrenner is the prime example of a hustler running a city. Mr. Steinbrenner was definitely loved amongst New Yorkers for his win now live later attitude.
A group of investors, led by Cleveland-based shipbuilder George Steinbrenner (1930-2010), purchased the club from CBS on January 3, 1973 for $8.7 million. Within a year, Steinbrenner bought out most of his other partners and became the team’s principal owner.
One of Steinbrenner’s major goals was to repair the Stadium, which had greatly deteriorated by the late 1960s. After the 1974 season, Steinbrenner made a move that started the modern era of free agency, signing star pitcher James Augustus “Catfish” Hunter away from Oakland. Midway through the 1975 season, Steinbrenner made another move, hiring former second baseman Billy Martin as manager. With Martin at the helm, the Yankees reached the 1976 World Series, but were swept by the Cincinnati Reds and their famed “Big Red Machine.”
After the 1976 campaign, Steinbrenner added star Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson to his roster.