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May 7, 1991
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Steinbrenner fabricated theattempted extortion case against Howard Spira, an admitted gambler, because he wanted to protect his position in baseball, Spira's lawyer said yesterday in closing arguments."
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By Bob Klapisch DTC and Bob Klapisch DTC,New York Daily News | March 3, 1993
It was 12:01 a.m. Monday, and a small radio inside the federal prison in North Carolina was tuned to WFAN in New York. As George Steinbrenner went on the air to celebrate his return as owner of the New York Yankees, Howie Spira, inmate 33046054, listened to the man who put him in jail and said, "It made me sick."This is Day 450 of Spira's prison sentence for extortion. If he behaves, Spira will be free in 343 more, on Feb. 11, 1994. The days are slow and monotonous but not dangerous for Spira, who works in the cafeteria serving food.
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SPORTS
April 25, 1991
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner testified yesterday that he paid Howard Spira $40,000 because he was fearful of the admitted gambler's many demands."
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By Alex Michelini and Alex Michelini,New York Daily News | May 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- The Boss finally got some respect.A jury believed George Steinbrenner's story of extortion and convicted Howard Spira yesterday of attempting to squeeze $110,000 out of the ousted Yankee chief with threats to ruin his reputation.The verdict was a measure of vindication for Steinbrenner, whose explanation of his relationship with Spira was deemed "not credible" by baseball commissioner Fay Vincent last summer.On the witness stand, Steinbrenner choked back tears, telling how Spira had placed him and his family in fear through harassment and threats.
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By Bob Klapisch DTC and Bob Klapisch DTC,New York Daily News | March 3, 1993
It was 12:01 a.m. Monday, and a small radio inside the federal prison in North Carolina was tuned to WFAN in New York. As George Steinbrenner went on the air to celebrate his return as owner of the New York Yankees, Howie Spira, inmate 33046054, listened to the man who put him in jail and said, "It made me sick."This is Day 450 of Spira's prison sentence for extortion. If he behaves, Spira will be free in 343 more, on Feb. 11, 1994. The days are slow and monotonous but not dangerous for Spira, who works in the cafeteria serving food.
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By Alex Michelini and Alex Michelini,New York Daily News | May 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- The Boss finally got some respect.A jury believed George Steinbrenner's story of extortion and convicted Howard Spira yesterday of attempting to squeeze $110,000 out of the ousted Yankee chief with threats to ruin his reputation.The verdict was a measure of vindication for Steinbrenner, whose explanation of his relationship with Spira was deemed "not credible" by baseball commissioner Fay Vincent last summer.On the witness stand, Steinbrenner choked back tears, telling how Spira had placed him and his family in fear through harassment and threats.
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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.
SPORTS
May 3, 1991
Organizers of a drive to bring major-league baseball back to Washington said yesterday that they have received deposits for the equivalent of more than 20,000 full-season tickets.Deposits totaling more than $2.2 million were processed during the first 20 days of a monthlong season-ticket drive, said John Akridge, head of Metropolitan Washington Baseball.As of Monday, 28,178 deposits had been received, just short of the group's goal of 30,000. Of the total, 16,568 were for full-season tickets and 11,610 were plans for one-third of a season.
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By MURRAY CHASS and MURRAY CHASS,New York Times News Service | April 24, 1991
The lawyer for Howard Spira, the Bronx man accused of trying to extort money from George Steinbrenner, relentlessly questioned Steinbrenner about his 1974 federal conviction yesterday, trying to draw a parallel between his actions in that case and in the Spira episode.Earlier in the trial's 10th day and Steinbrenner's first on the witness stand in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the ousted managing partner of the New York Yankees was on the verge of crying, his voice quivering and tears appearing to well in his eyes, as he read names of members of his family from two telephone lists FBI agents seized from Spira's apartment in March 1990.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991
Nolan Ryan may have to wait a while to see whether he can join Johnny Vander Meer as the only major-league pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters.And the Toronto Blue Jays -- the victims of Ryan's seventh no-hitter -- may be spared another meeting with the Texas Rangers right-hander because of cracked skin on the middle finger of his pitching hand.Rangers manager Bobby Valentine said Friday night that Ryan's next start -- scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday in Toronto -- could be delayed.
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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.
SPORTS
May 7, 1991
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Steinbrenner fabricated theattempted extortion case against Howard Spira, an admitted gambler, because he wanted to protect his position in baseball, Spira's lawyer said yesterday in closing arguments."
SPORTS
May 5, 1991
Nolan Ryan may have to wait a while to see whether he can join Johnny Vander Meer as the only major-league pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters.And the Toronto Blue Jays -- the victims of Ryan's seventh no-hitter -- may be spared another meeting with the Texas Rangers right-hander because of cracked skin on the middle finger of his pitching hand.Rangers manager Bobby Valentine said Friday night that Ryan's next start -- scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday in Toronto -- could be delayed.
SPORTS
May 3, 1991
Organizers of a drive to bring major-league baseball back to Washington said yesterday that they have received deposits for the equivalent of more than 20,000 full-season tickets.Deposits totaling more than $2.2 million were processed during the first 20 days of a monthlong season-ticket drive, said John Akridge, head of Metropolitan Washington Baseball.As of Monday, 28,178 deposits had been received, just short of the group's goal of 30,000. Of the total, 16,568 were for full-season tickets and 11,610 were plans for one-third of a season.
SPORTS
April 25, 1991
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner testified yesterday that he paid Howard Spira $40,000 because he was fearful of the admitted gambler's many demands."
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By MURRAY CHASS and MURRAY CHASS,New York Times News Service | April 24, 1991
The lawyer for Howard Spira, the Bronx man accused of trying to extort money from George Steinbrenner, relentlessly questioned Steinbrenner about his 1974 federal conviction yesterday, trying to draw a parallel between his actions in that case and in the Spira episode.Earlier in the trial's 10th day and Steinbrenner's first on the witness stand in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the ousted managing partner of the New York Yankees was on the verge of crying, his voice quivering and tears appearing to well in his eyes, as he read names of members of his family from two telephone lists FBI agents seized from Spira's apartment in March 1990.
SPORTS
April 23, 1991
The judge in Howard Spira's attempted extortion trial ruled yesterday that his chief accuser, George Steinbrenner, can be cross-examined about a 1974 fraud conviction.The decision by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton came after the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory W. Kehoe, indicated that the New York Yankees owner would be called to the witness stand this morning.Spira's lawyer, David S. Greenfield, said he wanted to cross-examine Steinbrenner about the conviction as part of an effort to attack his credibility.
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November 30, 1990
Watson charges bias, resigns from golf clubGolfer Tom Watson resigned from the Kansas City (Mo.) Country Club after businessman Henry Bloch was reportedly denied admission to the club because he is Jewish, it was reported yesterday."
SPORTS
April 23, 1991
The judge in Howard Spira's attempted extortion trial ruled yesterday that his chief accuser, George Steinbrenner, can be cross-examined about a 1974 fraud conviction.The decision by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton came after the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory W. Kehoe, indicated that the New York Yankees owner would be called to the witness stand this morning.Spira's lawyer, David S. Greenfield, said he wanted to cross-examine Steinbrenner about the conviction as part of an effort to attack his credibility.
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November 30, 1990
Watson charges bias, resigns from golf clubGolfer Tom Watson resigned from the Kansas City (Mo.) Country Club after businessman Henry Bloch was reportedly denied admission to the club because he is Jewish, it was reported yesterday."
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