New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died on July 13 at the age of 80. In his 37 years as owner, the Bronx Bombers won seven World Series championships and became one of the most celebrated franchises in professional sports. SI looks back at the life of "The Boss.

The Boss Will Be Remembered For Making the Yankees Winners By Alex Belth, July 13, 2010 In his heyday George Steinbrenner was known as many things -- most notably, as a bad loser -- but there is no denying that he made the Yankees into a winner.

As Yankees Owner, Steinbrenner Was a Bridge to Baseball's Future By Dave Zirin, July 13, 2010 Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was difficult to work for, but he also had a softer side.

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Yankee R[x] Is Group Therapy By William Johnston, February 12, 1973 Unable to make a hit with baseball's most famous team, CBS sold it to a 15-man syndicate that now may neatly combine a fine Ruthian sentiment with an appreciation of depreciation.

Yankee Clipper By Ron Fimrite, October 10, 1977 No, not Joltin' Joe but George Steinbrenner, who has put the Yanks back in trim from head to hose. It hasn't been clear sailing; he's been buffeted by his manager, his players and the feds.

It's Fishing Season For Nolan Ryan By Larry Keith, November 19, 1979 Using money as bait, George Steinbrenner and three other owners are out to hook baseball's strikeout king, now a free agent.

Top Banana At Tampa Bay By William Leggett, January 12, 1981 George Steinbrenner now stars in a new showcase, but the scenario is familiar.

A Prince Comes Through For The Boss By William Nack, April 29, 1985 To George Steinbrenner's joy, Eternal Prince won the Wood and became a favorite for the roses.

Yanked About By The Boss By E.M. Swift, April 11, 1988 Bringing their feud to a head, George Steinbrenner sought to discredit, to humiliate and to unload Dave Winfield.

The Boss Strikes Again By Tim Kurkjian, June 18, 1990 George Steinbrenner's Yanks sank, so he fired the manager, of course.

A Man On The Spot By Jill Lieber, July 30, 1990 Leaked testimony limned a dubious picture of Yankee boss George Steinbrenner.

The Empire Strikes Out By Franz Lidz, May 27, 1991 On the 30th anniversary of perhaps the greatest season of their long reign, the New York Yankees' once-proud dynasty has become a travesty.

Will The Boss Behave Himself? By Jill Lieber, March 1, 1993 Since the beginning of the year. George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, has been parading around his house in Tampa in a black terry-cloth robe with " 'The Boss Is Back'..." embroidered in white across the back.

The Madness of King George By Rick Reilly, October 26, 1998 I'm not from New York. I don't live in New York. It wouldn't bother me if much of New York was attacked by a sex-crazed giant sloth.

The Hottest Seat In Sports By Franz Lidz, May 3, 1999 No one says it's easy being George Steinbrenner's public relations man.

In New York, The Future Is Always Now By Daniel Habib, November 3, 2003 Nothing short of a championship satisfies the Boss, so expect rumblings in the Bronx.

Keeping Up With George By Tom Verducci, December 22, 2003 At the winter meetings the specter of irascible Yankees owner George Steinbrenner sent rival AL East teams on a spending spree.

Mister Softie? By Tom Verducci, May 10, 2004 At 73, George Steinbrenner is saying lots of nice things and acting happier than ever. But nobody's relaxing in Yankeedom. The Boss still has more power than any other owner in sports, and he knows how to use it.

The Madness After King George By Tom Verducci, October 29, 2007 With the Boss no longer in power, the Yankees are scrambling to fill the void.

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