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Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies At 80

Legendary Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning at the age of 80. He has been arguably the most influential owner in all of professional sports after buying the Yankees for only $8.7 million in 1973. SB Nation.com has complete coverage, while Dan Steinberg takes a look at how the boss felt about baseball's return to Washington, nearly 30 years before it happened.

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"I've been for having a franchise in Washington since I've been in baseball. I told (AL President) Lee MacPhail I'd be ready to bring the Yankees down there for some games - to test the waters if some people weren't sure how it would go."

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Steinbrenner was passionate as an owner, and incomparable as a businessman. His confidence in the success of baseball in the nation's capitol gives me hope for the future of the Nationals.

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R.I.P.

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