A Look Back at the Yankees Ownership…

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IJanuary 11, 2009

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

    I just thought it would be interesting to see the history of Yankees ownership. I think we can all agree that George M. Steinbrenner III was the most successful. Under “The Boss”, the Yankees Yankees have won 10 pennants and six World Series titles. He turned the team into an empire. He bought the team for $10 million back in 1973, and they team is now worth $1.3 billion dollars.

from Wikipedia:

New York Yankees

  • William Devery and Frank Farrell, co-owners 1903-1915
  • Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston and Jacob Ruppert, co-owners 1915-1922 
  • Jacob Ruppert, sole owner 1922-1939
  • Heirs of Jacob Ruppert, 1939-1945
    • Ed Barrow β, team president 1939-1944, chairman 1945
  • Larry MacPhail β, co-owner, 1945-1947
  • Dan Topping, co-owner, 1945-64
  • Del Webb, co-owner, 1945-64
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, 1964-1973
    • Team presidents: Dan Topping, 1964-1966; Michael Burke, 1966-1973
  • George Steinbrenner, 1973- (Principal Owner, Chairperson)
  • YankeeNets, 1999-2004 (Formed after a merger of the business operations of the Yankees and New Jersey Nets.)
  • Yankee Global Enterprises LLC, 2004- (New name for YankeeNets after the Nets were sold to Bruce Ratner. Company owns the Yankees and the YES Network.)
  • George Steinbrenner, Hank Steinbrenner and Hal Steinbrenner, 2007-present


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