Hard-driving Boss made a huge impact

Yankees' longtime owner learned his demanding nature from his late father

Originally Published: July 13, 2010
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Henry Steinbrenner, father to George Steinbrenner, was a hard man to please and he was tough on his son. After news broke that George Steinbrenner, then 42 years old, had worked out a purchase of the New York Yankees, Henry Steinbrenner was quoted in a local newspaper as saying that it was about time George had done something right.

During a subsequent spring training game, father and son sat together and George chatted on and on about something going on in the game; others around them thought ...

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