Steinbrenner remembered 1 year after his death

BY foxsports • July 14, 2011

Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was remembered Wednesday night before a minor league game on the first anniversary of his death.

A short message was read over the public address system and a moment of silence was observed before the Tampa Yankees hosted the Palm Beach Cardinals at Steinbrenner Field.

Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at 80 on July 13, 2010. The Boss, who resided in Tampa, would watch the Class-A Yankees play from his fourth-floor office at the facility.

The PA address was: ''His passion for his family, charity and winning with his beloved New York Yankees marked the foundation of a great American life and legacy. He was one of sports' most iconic figures and will never be forgotten.''

A bouquet of flowers was placed next to a 600-pound, life-size bronze statue of Steinbrenner at the entrance of the stadium, which is also the Yankees' spring training home. The 6-foot statue, on a 3-foot granite pedestal, is identical to one in the lobby of new Yankee Stadium.