Renowned firer of managers and one of the titans of American League ownership, Steinbrenner took the flagging Yankee legacy of the 70's and personally ushered in the Age of Ginormous Contracts. With 7 World Series titles to his credit, Steinbrenner's tenure in The National Pastime will always cast a large shadow on the business of professional baseball.
And from the man himself:
"Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance."
BIG NOTE: Atlanta's own Brian McCann knocked in the winning runs for the National League All-Stars and was was named the game's MVP. The NL victory broke a losing streak that lingered since 1996.
The Baseball Gods are smiling....