Update: Lest We Forget—George Steinbrenner

Ron KaplanContributor IJuly 14, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 13:    A memorial for former Yankee's Owner George Steinbrenner is displayed on the large screen July 13, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Steinbrenner, long time owner of the New York Yankees, died today in Tampa Bay, Florida at the age of 80 after suffering a massive heart attack.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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As could be expected in the tri-state area, George Steinbrenner's death received front-page attention in the print media.

The New York Times ran an obituary by Richard Goldstein, which continues after the jump.

There were also stories by Tyler Kepner and Harvey Araton.

Steinbrenner was more than a baseball figure—he was a New York icon as well as an important business mogul. The stories on Steinbrenner's passing reflect those sentiments. For example, this piece by the Times' Jim Dwyer, this editorial , and various opinion pieces by David Brooks and Gail Collins , Maureen Dowd , and former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent .

Most online sources offer slide shows on the late Yankee owner. Here’s how the Times did theirs.


The New York Daily News


New York Post

Leave it to the Post to find an unseemly twist in an article about taxes and Steinbrenner’s fortune.

Here’s how the Boston press covered the story: The Globe ran an obit by Peter Abraham; this editorial (“The bottom line—he cared”); a column by Dan Shaughnessy; a photo gallery ; a video ; and an AP story by Howie Rumberg.

In contrast, the Boston Herald had relatively little to report. Here’s a piece by Gerry Callahan which has a few links to related items. The consensus on the “Evil Emperor” seems to be that he was a tough guy and we didn’t like him much, but he did what he thought was best for his team and, ultimately, the game.

Front page coverage aside, I expected the Cleveland Plain Dealer to do a bit more since Steinbrenner grew up there. The paper linked to the New York Times ' obit, along with these pieces by Bob Dolgan (and one of Steinbrenner’s last interviews , also with Dolgan) and Terry Pluto .

And finally, here is a look at how the Tampa Tribune covered Steinbrenner’s passing (with additional links).