On Tuesday, July 13, the New York Yankees announced the death of George Steinbrenner ’52. Steinbrenner was 80 years old. After graduating from Williams College in 1952, Steinbrenner went on to an illustrious career in the world of sports, best known for his ownership of the Yankees,purchased from CBS in 1973. The New York Times called Steinbrenner a “pioneer of modern sports ownership,” as his Yankees won seven World Series victories during his tenure.
At Williams, Steinbrenner was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a hurdler on the varsity track and field team and played halfback on the football team in his senior year. He also served as sports editor of The Williams Record and played piano in the band.