Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Meet A Prospect: Hank Steinbrenner

Henry George "Hank" Steinbrenner III was born April, 2 1957 in Culver, Indiana to parents George and Elizabeth Steinbrenner. Hank is the older son of former Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner and is currently involved in the day to day operations as owner of the Yankees today. Steinbrenner's little brother Hal is the other half of the Steinbrenner duo that inherited the team when The Boss passed away in 2010 and Hank also has two sisters in Jessica Steinbrenner and Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindall. Henry, or Hank, was named after his grandfather, Henry George Steinbrenner II, who made the family fortune in the shipping business. 

From 2007 to the present George Steinbrenner stepped down from the day to day operations of the New York Yankees and the job was left to both Hank and Hal Steinbrenner. It would take until November, 8 of the 2008 season before Major League Baseball owners approved the shift of power to the Steinbrenner Brothers. Hank is more like his father in the fact that he is the more outspoken Steinbrenner brother and is considered to be a bit of a hot head. He also likes to talk without speaking a lot as seen below in this quote from Hank in a 2008 interview:

"Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of bullshit that is...That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans...Go anywhere in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order."
Hank would receive a Red Sox nation membership card a few days later from  Red Sox owner John Henry and also received team newsletters, bumper stickers, pins, Green Monster seats, and a Boston Red Sox hat autographed by none other than David Ortiz. I have to say that is a pretty awesome gesture by the Red Sox and even generated a laugh from a Yankees fan, good work.


  1. Hay Twasp...what do you think?
    I say; To be respectful of one of the bosses and Co-COOs of the Yankees. Let's say, he and his father were a lot alike except for the love of the Yankees.
    I think Hal is actually the CEO of the team, which makes him have a bit more Power.
    Neither one knows as much about the baseball workings as they should but then again, maybe they have gotten the message of last years drop in attendance! Let those you hire do their job, if they don't...replace them!

    1. Can you really replace the majority owners though?

      I think Hank has absolutely no idea what he is doing in this game, that's why you never seen him anywhere unless he's out smoking a cig somewhere.

      Dude is clueless. George was somewhat clueless at first, he matured. Hal will do the same, or already has.

  2. That is that! I had a very salient piece written here, about those two men but lost it somehow! FUBAR!

    1. I've had a few novels lost to blogger being a douche as well, I feel your pain.

    2. But, but was a masterpiece, a true work of art and may have gotten me a Nobel Prize...not so much! lol


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