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Agreed to Senate (07/13/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 580


Commemorating the life and work of George M. Steinbrenner of the State of New York.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 13, 2010

Mr. Schumer (for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Nelson of Florida, and Mr. LeMieux) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Commemorating the life and work of George M. Steinbrenner of the State of New York.

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner was born on July 4, 1930, in Rocky River, Ohio, and died on July 13, 2010, at the age of 80;

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner served the United States for 2 years in the United States Air Force;

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner owned the American Ship Building Company, the dominant shipbuilding company in the Great Lakes region during the existence of the company;

    Whereas, since 1973, George M. Steinbrenner was the principal owner of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball franchise;

    Whereas, under the wise and astute leadership of George M. Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees won 7 World Series Championships and 11 American League Championships;

    Whereas the New York Yankees, under the leadership of George M. Steinbrenner, brought New Yorkers and New York Yankee fans across the United States countless hours of joy rooting for the consistently competitive teams that Mr. Steinbrenner helped assemble;

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner was the longest-tenured owner in Major League Baseball and became 1 of the most prominent personalities in Major League Baseball;

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner helped many civic causes, including the United States Olympic Committee;

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner was honored as both an “Outstanding New Yorker” and as the “Citizen of the Year” of Tampa, Florida;

    Whereas, under the leadership of George M. Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees organization created a premier Spring Training facility, and developed some of the greatest talent in Major League Baseball, in Tampa, Florida;

    Whereas “Legends Field”, the Spring Training facility of the New York Yankees in Tampa, Florida, was renamed “Steinbrenner Field” in March 2008 in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner by the Hillsborough County Commission and the Tampa City Council; and

    Whereas George M. Steinbrenner helped to grow the game of baseball into a global sport, with Major League Baseball games now played in Japan and Puerto Rico, and Major League Baseball players originating from over 20 countries: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) commemorates the life and work of George M. Steinbrenner;

(2) conveys the condolences of the Senate to the family, friends, and colleagues of George M. Steinbrenner;

(3) recognizes the continuing contributions of George M. Steinbrenner to the State of New York, the State of Florida, and Major League Baseball; and

(4) expresses gratitude to George M. Steinbrenner for his significant contributions to the State of New York, the State of Florida, and the New York Yankees.