Was one of the most evil human beings on the planet. His love of spending tons of cash, usually on aging ballplayers, has spread throughout the four major sports.
It's unfortunate that he's likely going to the Baseball Hall of Fame
when his career is over now, even though he associated himself with gambler Howie Spira to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield, amongst other criminal acts.
It is falsely believed that all Yankee fans loved George Steinbrenner and everything he
does did. While many appreciated his willingness to spend money, a trait lacked by terrible owners such as David Glass, a lot of us wished he'd shut up and let the people who know baseball run the baseball teams. This is happening more and more, which is why people like Phil Hughes haven't been traded.
- Cushman: I gotta tell you, you are the complete opposite of every applicant we've seen. Mr. *Steinbrenner, sir. There's someone here I'd like you to meet. This is Mr. Costanza. He is one of the applicants.
- George Steinbrenner: Nice to meet you.
- George Costanza: Well, I wish I could say the same, but I must say, with all due respect, I find it very hard to see the logic behind some of the moves you have made with this fine organization. In the past twenty years, you have caused myself, and the city of New York, a good deal of distress as we have watched you take our beloved Yankees and reduced them to a laughing stock, all for the glorification of your massive ego.
- George Steinbrenner: Hire this man!
- Steinbrenner: Mrs. Costanza?
- Estelle: Yes?
- Steinbrenner: My name is George Steinbrenner, I'm afraid I have some very sad news about your son.
- Estelle: (gasps)
(Costanza living room)
- Estelle: I can't believe it. He was so young. How could this have happened?
- Steinbrenner: Well, he'd been logging some pretty heavy hours, first one in the morning, last one to leave at night. That kid was a human dynamo.
- Estelle: Are you sure you're talking about George?
- Steinbrenner: You are Mr. and Mrs. Costanza?
- Frank: What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for?! He had 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year. He's got a rocket for an arm. You don't know what the hell you're doin'!
- Steinbrenner: Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps's bat. They kept saying "Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps."
You know as painful as it is I had to let a few people go over the years. Yogi Berra, Lou Pinella, Bucky Dent, Billy Martin, Dallas Green, Dick Houser, Bill Virdon, Billy Martin, Scott Marrow, Billy Martin, Bob Lemmon, Billy Martin, Gene Michael, Buck Showalter, uh, tut!, . . .George, you didn't hear that from me.
- We wanna look to the future, we gotta tear down the past. Babe Ruth was nothing more than a fat old man, with little-girl legs. And here's something I just found out recently. He wasn't really a sultan. Ah, what d'you make of that? Hey, check this out. (he stands to reveal he's wearing baseball pants) Lou Gehrig's pants. Not a bad fit. (a thought occurs) Hey, you don't think that nerve disease of his was contagious, do you? Uh, I better take 'em off. I'm too important to this team. (removes the pants to reveal his boxers) Big Stein can't be flopping and twitching.