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Why I wanted to play for The Boss

Steinbrenner's passion set him apart and made him a legend beyond compare

Updated: July 14, 2010, 11:10 AM ET
By Curt Schilling | ESPNBoston.com

Baseball lost a great man Tuesday.

George Steinbrenner was both a fan and player's dream, a man who made it clear that winning -- and winning it all -- was the only acceptable outcome.

In 23 years I played for owners that ran the gamut. The only one I could think of placing in the same league as Mr. Steinbrenner was Jerry Colangelo in Arizona. Like George, Jerry made it very clear that he had no qualms with the salaries being paid to players, but his expectations were World ...

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