The New York Giants owners issued statements about the passing of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
"The passing of George Steinbrenner leaves a significant void in the fabric of the sports world and New York City," Giants president and CEO John Mara said. "The thoughts and prayers of our organization are with the Steinbrenner and Yankees families. George’s energy and his commitment and devotion to the Yankees were unmatched, and he was as generous and charitable a person as has ever been in sports. His was a unique, special and unforgettable presence.”
Giants chairman Steve Tisch also remembered Steinbrenner, who was close to his father.
“George Steinbrenner was a dynamic personality in sports and in business," Tisch said. "He was the ultimate competitor in both worlds. All of us in the business of sports want to win; that is the objective. George personified that ambition. He and his good works will be missed dearly. George and my father had a special relationship; they were both good businessmen, and George loved the Yankees and my father loved the Giants.”