ESPN

New York's 10 Most Loved Sports Figures of 2010

Grid
11 of 11
Previous
Next

No. 1: George Steinbrenner

Photograph By Brian Spurlock/US Presswire

All the reasons fans had to hate The Boss were set aside this summer when King George died at 80. His bio is littered with controversy, but seven World Series titles and 11 American League pennants is hard not to respect. Next step (someday): Cooperstown.