Arguably the greatest owner in the history of sports has passed away at the age of 80. Over the past few years, George Steinbrenner's brash demeanor was toned down, as his health faded.
However, the Boss was known for his tirades. I thought it was best to rank his top five quotes.
Feel free to disagree and state a favorite of yours.
But there is one thing that we won't disagree on: A man who would do whatever was possible to make sure the Yankees finished on top!
"The only thing I care about is the Yankees fans. I could care less what the other people or detractors say. It really doesn't bother me."
"We [ownership group] plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned."
-Introductory Press Conference as Owner of the Yankees on January 3, 1973
"Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next."
"But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?"
"Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa."