Sad news come from MLB as Henry George “Hank” Steinbrenner III, who inherited the New York Yankees from his late father, George Steinbrenner, in 2010, died at his home in Clearwater, Florida, on Tuesday, April 14. He was 63.
Hank Steinbrenner died early Tuesday due to a lengthy illness at his residence surrounded by family members after celebrating his 63rd birthday on April 2nd. According to a source, the cause of death was not COVID-19 related.
Steinbrenner was in his 13th year as general partner and 11th as co-chairperson. The Steinbrenners requested privacy as they “grieve this tremendous loss.” They asked that memorial donations be made to Friends of Joshua House Foundation or another charity in lieu of flowers.
Steinbrenner was the oldest son of George and Joan Steinbrenner. Brother Hal Steinbrenner is the Yankees’ managing general partner and co-chairperson. Sisters Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and Jessica Steinbrenner are general partners and vice chairpersons. Hank was also active in the Steinbrenner family’s horse business in Florida. The businessman is survived by four children… daughters Jacqueline and Julia, and sons George Michael IV and John, and granddaughter Anabel.
R.I.P. Mr. Steinbrenner
April 2, 1957-April 14, 2020