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George Steinbrenner


1930 Born on July 4 in Rocky River, Ohio
1948 Attends Williams College in Massachusetts
1952 Earns B.A. from Williams College
1952 Serves in U.S. Air Force
1952 Pursues master's degree in physical education at Ohio State University
1955 Relocates to Evanston, Illinois to become assistant football coach at Northwestern University
1956 Joins football coaching staff at Purdue University
1956 Marries Joan Zieg
1958 Returns home to Ohio of work for Kinsman Marine Transit Company
1960 Purchases Cleveland Pipers basketball team
1962 Becomes president of Kinsman Marine Transit Company
1967 Merges Kinsman Marine Transit Company with American Ship Building Company
1973 Buys New York Yankees
1974 Pleads guilty to running an illegal scheme to raise money for Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign
1976 Leads New York Yankees to its first World Series game since 1964
1989 Receives pardon from President Ronald Reagan
1999 Merges New York Yankees with New Jersey Nets into YankeeNets

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