Governor Crist remembers George Steinbrenner

07/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
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Yankees owner and philanthropist George Steinbrenner died in Tampa today after suffering from a heart attack. Florida Governor Charlie Crist had some words to say about a man known both for his toughness and his generosity.

Before answering reporter questions about the gulf oil disaster at the Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg this morning, Governor Crist said it was sad to hear the news of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s passing.

Crist also noted that despite the Ohio native’s famous temper, he will be remembered how much he gave back, especially in Tampa Bay.

Steinbrenner had been living in Tampa for the past 35 years. His death comes three days after that of Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard and on the day of the All-Star game.

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