• Gridiron High Schools Honor Big Stein

    Posted by on August 14th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Via the Miami Herald

    High school football teams in southwest Florida will honor the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner by placing his initials on their helmets this season.

    Hillsborough High coach Earl Garcia, who displayed the stickers at practice Friday, said it’s a small way to honor a man who gave so much to the community.

    Most of his donations were anonymous, but a few became public. Steinbrenner helped complete Tampa Catholic’s football stadium.

    He replaced stolen equipment for little league teams and aided in the purchase of commemorative rings for the University of Tampa’s first national baseball championship. In the 1970s Steinbrenner paid for lights at a South Florida’s baseball field so teams could play night games.

    Steinbrenner died of a heart attack last month.

    Nice touch. And, it’s a good thing “The Boss’” name wasn’t Adam Samuel Steinbrenner – or else such an honor would have carried some complications.

    Comments on Gridiron High Schools Honor Big Stein

    1. 77yankees
      August 14th, 2010 | 12:36 pm

      Let’s hope the patch the high schoolers wear will be better than the Steinbrenner patch the Yanks have on their unis.

      The Bob Sheppard patch is elegant and classy. The Steinie patch looks like it belongs on a NASCAR uniform.

    2. MJ Recanati
      August 14th, 2010 | 1:04 pm

      Adam Samuel Steinbrenner…HAHAHA!

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