On July 13th, the all-stars from the National League finally win the all star game, after going 13 years without a win against the American League; the National League rallied for a 3-1 victory in the All-Star Game at Angel Stadium. The win was the NLs first since 1996. Ubaldo Jiménez was outstanding as the starting pitcher. The game featured no notable contributions from the three Red Sox who played and also ensured the NL of homefield advantage in this Octobers World Series for the first time since This Time It Counts began in 2003.
The Passing of a Baseball Icon
The family of George Steinbrenner placed a casket inside a mausoleum at a cemetery near Tampa on Saturday, four days after the death of the New York Yankees owner. Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at age 80 after 37 years as owner of Americas most famous team known throughout most of his tenure for lavishing record contracts on free agents and then badgering many through front-page headlines, Steinbrenner mellowed in his final decade and became beloved for the teams success and his enormous generosity. As fans stood through Taps and a 2-minute moment of silence, the 27 World Series championship flags that George Steinbrenner cherished with all his might could be heard flapping at half-staff toward center field from the top of Yankee Stadium in the stiff breeze. Most current Yankees know only positive memories, having escaped the criticism of the younger Steinbrenner during his combustible days. After heading the group that bought the team in January 1973 for $8.7 million net, Steinbrenner turned it into a $1.6 billion standard-setter for the sport and established what have become often unreachable demands. George was always like, for me, Santa Claus. He always brought me what I wanted, said a 46-year-old fan from New Milford, N.J. Free agents, World Series championships, a new stadium.” Whatever the fans wanted, he brought them.
I have never been a Yankee fan; they have always been the team to hate. But what George accomplished with the team and its overall effect on major league baseball will never be forgotten, RIP George
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