STEINBRENNER--George. The Modell family and every associate of Modell's Sporting Goods are deeply saddened by the loss of a great humanitarian, baseball icon and close friend. Mr. Steinbrenner was a catalyst who was defined by his ambition and overwhelming passion for success which over the decades helped to redefine the standard for professional sports franchises in America and throughout the world. His will to be the best at all times at anything he did was only matched by his quiet generosity and support for those in need. Our sympathy goes out to the entire Steinbrenner family including his wife Joan, his sons Hal and Hank, his daughters Jennifer and Jessica, his two sisters Susan and Judy and the grandchildren as well as each member of the New York Yankees organization who will carry on the winning legacy that George worked so tirelessly to establish. We will miss him dearly.
Published in The New York Times on July 15, 2010