By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner has passed away. He was 63.
An official cause of death has not been released yet. He had been ill for a long-time before his passing, according to the New York Daily News.
He was one of two brothers, who took over as the owner of the Yankees in 2010 when George “The Boss” Steinbrenner passed away. Hal Steinbrenner is now the only brother in charge.
Hal is the managing principal of the team. He was already the more visible of the two brothers before Hank’s passing.
“It’s with great sadness I share the news of the passing of my father, Henry George ‘Hank’ Steinbrenner II,” George Michael Steinbrenner IV, Team Principal, Steinbrenner Racing, an NTT IndyCar Series team. “Every since I can remember, my dad has always been my biggest supporter. He taught me determination, confidence, and the desire to win above all else. Being a massive racing fan himself, when I sought to start a racing team, he stood in my corner the whole way. I will forever be grateful for all the lessons he taught me.
“I look forward to the day we are able to return to the track and race to win in his honor. Until then, my heart is with my family, our race team and the entire Yankees organization. Thank you to all for your kind words and support in this time.”