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October 11, 1995
The New York Times is reporting today that American League president Gene Budig fined Yankees owner George Steinbrenner $50,000 for his criticism of umpires in Game 2 of the New York-Seattle Mariners series.Steinbrenner's outburst actually occurred during the game, reporters gathering around him in the middle of the 15-inning marathon between the Yankees and Mariners.
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By Michael S. Schmidt | December 26, 2007
Mike Wallace has been a correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes for the past four decades and more recently has taken on a reduced role, with the weekly news show now describing him as a correspondent emeritus. So, in some respects, Wallace, 89, will be coming off the bench when he interviews Roger Clemens about his link to steroids and human growth hormone for a segment that is scheduled to be broadcast Jan. 6. In a telephone interview Monday, Wallace - who last interviewed Clemens for 60 Minutes in 2001 - said representatives for the pitcher had reached out to producers of the show in the hope that Wallace would agree to interview him. "When we went down there to profile him, we went to his home, I watched him exercise, I watched him work out, and he became my friend," Wallace said.
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October 19, 1995
BaseballMichael resigns as GM, takes another Yanks postGene Michael, facing the prospect of a $200,000 pay cut,--resigned as general manager of the New York Yankees and became the team's director of major league scouting.The move represented yet another front-office shuffle for Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who has had 14 general managers since he bought the team in 1973.Michael, although general manager in title, had to answer to Steinbrenner regarding significant transactions. And many baseball executives and agents found it difficult to deal with the Yankees because of Michael's questionable authority.
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By Neil Milbert and Neil Milbert,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 1, 2005
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has won six World Series titles in 32 years. He has been in the horse racing business even longer and still hasn't won a Kentucky Derby. But that might change this year as Bellamy Road has emerged as the horse to beat in Saturday's "Run for the Roses." "Baseball is a lot easier," Steinbrenner said. "Winning the Kentucky Derby would be equal to - but not better than - winning the World Series." Steinbrenner's approach in the thoroughbred game is different from his baseball methods.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 12, 1995
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, fined $50,000 for derogatory comments made last week during the first-round playoff series against Seattle, yesterday petitioned Acting Commissioner Bud Selig to allow him to pay the money to two relief agencies aiding hurricane victims in Pensacola, Fla.Saying he wanted to contribute the money to the Salvation Army and Red Cross, Steinbrenner said in a statement: "The tragedy that has unfolded there...
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By Murray Chass and Murray Chass,New York Times News Service | May 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- Howard Spira, a 32-year-old Bronx man who New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner says "ruined my life," had his own life jolted yesterday when a federal jury convicted him of attempting to extort money from Steinbrenner.Spira was convicted on five of six charges involving Steinbrenner and on three of the other four charges against him.The outcome of the four-week trial is expected to lead to a renewed effort by Steinbrenner to challenge the investigation of him last year by baseball commissioner Fay Vincent.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | July 9, 1993
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner yesterday said he hopes that Orioles president Larry Lucchino will be a part of one of the five groups bidding for the team in bankruptcy court.After speaking to a luncheon of horse racing officials at a downtown hotel, Steinbrenner said Lucchino's presence would be good for franchise stability."He and I have been on opposite sides of the fence sometimes, but he's a very bright guy and I think it would be nice if he were in the picture because that would give us the continuity," Steinbrenner said of Lucchino.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 14, 1997
CHICAGO -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who is suing every other team and every high-level official in major-league baseball, suffered two blows yesterday: The Executive Council suspended him indefinitely as a member, and the law firm representing him in the lawsuit said it no longer would do so.The council, saying the lawsuit was a "blatant violation" of the Major League Agreement, also stripped the Yankees of membership on all committees on...
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April 16, 1991
Kevin Mitchell of the San Francisco Giants will appeal the two-game suspension he was given yesterday by National League president Bill White for his role in a brawl Wednesday at San Diego.Mitchell was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for charging the mound after being hit with a pitch by Padres pitcher Bruce Hurst. The suspension was scheduled to begin today but will delayed until after a hearing.Mitchell was brushed back by Hurst in the fourth inning after hitting a home run in his first at-bat.
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By Joe Christensen | August 18, 2002
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner landed in Bud Selig's doghouse this past week after lashing out against the commissioner and a group of small-market owners in comments published by The New York Times. Steinbrenner could face a $1 million fine, since his comments went against Selig's gag order that prohibited owners from talking about labor issues during the negotiations. Selig reportedly spoke with Steinbrenner this past week, but the commissoner hasn't commented about it publicly. What had to infuriate Selig is that Steinbrenner has taken the union's side on revenue sharing and the luxury tax. Basically, he's against both, and the other owners consider those two things crucial to restoring competitive balance.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has gone to great lengths to maintain his dollar-driven dynasty, but - believe it or not - the acquisition of superstar Alex Rodriguez is not about The Boss' flexing his substantial economic muscle. This time, it's personal. Steinbrenner has bought more than his share of American League pennants and World Series trophies, and he certainly is not above doing that again, but his motivation for pushing the Yankees' payroll near $200 million is much more complicated.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 30, 2003
Orioles Manager: Mike Hargrove 2002 record: 67-95 (fourth) What's new: The front office. Jim Beattie and Mike Flanagan have replaced Syd Thrift, who took the brunt of the criticism for a fifth straight fourth-place finish. Free agents Omar Daal and Rick Helling should constitute two-fifths of the rotation, and Kerry Ligtenberg will handle the right-handed setup duties. Shortstop Deivi Cruz has replaced Mike Bordick, and the bench could include utility players John Valentin and Jeff Reboulet.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. - It was just a typical day at the Bronx Zoo. Superstar shortstop Derek Jeter was lost in a sea of media, trying to play down the seemingly simmering feud that developed over the winter with volatile owner George Steinbrenner. On the other side of Legends Field - the New York Yankees' sparkling spring training facility that is currently doubling as a three-ring circus - team officials were setting up a news conference for Japanese superstar Hideki Matsui, who was making his first appearance in the team's major-league camp.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 16, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner knew exactly what he was doing when he got under the skin of superstar shortstop Derek Jeter during the offseason. Steinbrenner, still stinging after a short postseason, hinted that his franchise player was spending too much time on the town and not enough time working to maintain the level of performance that established him in the late 1990s as one of the game's best clutch players. It was an old-school Steinbrenner tactic intended to light a fire under a team that has gone two whole years without a world title.
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By Peter Schmuck | January 5, 2003
Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino was so circumspect when he held the same position in Baltimore that it was difficult to get him to take a strong public position on anything. So why has he so willingly turned into the chief antagonist of controversial New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner? Lucchino, frustrated over another round of profligate Yankees free-agent spending, recently labeled baseball's most storied franchise "the evil empire" and has been involved in a nasty little verbal feud with The Boss ever since.
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By Joe Christensen | August 18, 2002
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner landed in Bud Selig's doghouse this past week after lashing out against the commissioner and a group of small-market owners in comments published by The New York Times. Steinbrenner could face a $1 million fine, since his comments went against Selig's gag order that prohibited owners from talking about labor issues during the negotiations. Selig reportedly spoke with Steinbrenner this past week, but the commissoner hasn't commented about it publicly. What had to infuriate Selig is that Steinbrenner has taken the union's side on revenue sharing and the luxury tax. Basically, he's against both, and the other owners consider those two things crucial to restoring competitive balance.
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By Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
NEW YORK -- Addressing "a highly unfortunate and extremely dangerous on-field incident," American League president Gene Budig yesterday suspended Orioles reliever Armando Benitez and four others for their roles in Tuesday's night's brawl with the New York Yankees.Benitez received an eight-game suspension as the fight's instigator while fellow reliever Alan Mills received a two-game suspension. New York Yankees designated hitter Darryl Strawberry and reliever Graeme Lloyd received three-game suspensions, and reliever Jeff Nelson a two-game sentence.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. - It was just a typical day at the Bronx Zoo. Superstar shortstop Derek Jeter was lost in a sea of media, trying to play down the seemingly simmering feud that developed over the winter with volatile owner George Steinbrenner. On the other side of Legends Field - the New York Yankees' sparkling spring training facility that is currently doubling as a three-ring circus - team officials were setting up a news conference for Japanese superstar Hideki Matsui, who was making his first appearance in the team's major-league camp.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2001
The logical thing to do right now in the American League Central is tip your cap in the direction of the Minnesota Twins and comfort them with a well-worn cliche. It was fun while it lasted. What else is there to say after the biggest surprise team in this year of big surprises drops 25 of 32 games to back out of a significant division lead and fall 4 1/2 games behind the Cleveland Indians? Indeed, if there's ever a time to write a team off, this would appear to be it, but something about this Twins team makes it hard to give up on October just yet. Maybe it's the fact that pitching ace Brad Radke will be back from the disabled list next week, or that speedy Cristian Guzman could also be close to returning to active duty.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2000
Troubled outfielder Darryl Strawberry will not play for the New York Yankees in 2000 and -- with his 38th birthday looming next month -- may have come to the end of his star-crossed major-league career. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig suspended Strawberry for one year yesterday, less than a week after Florida Department of Corrections officials revealed that he failed a drug test on Jan. 19. Strawberry tested positive for cocaine in one of the periodic drug screens that is a condition of his probation for an April 4, 1999, arrest on drug and solicitation charges in Tampa, Fla. Though the presiding judge chose only to put Strawberry under closer drug supervision, Selig had little choice but to levy a lengthy suspension for the outfielder's third drug-related offense in the past six years.
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