Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 63, as the team announced. Per the Yankees, he was dealing with a longstanding health issue — the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that his death was not COVID-19 related, and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted that he had been dealing with a liver ailment.
The New York Yankees mourn the passing of General Partner and Co-Chairperson Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner. pic.twitter.com/rL07EUHirS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 14, 2020
Steinbrenner began running the organization along with his brother Hal as their father George’s health deteriorated in the late 2000s. Hank, who gained a reputation as being outspoken just like his father, initially was more active in day-to-day operations than his brother. But by the time they officially inherited the team when “The Boss” passed away in July 2010, Hal had taken the lead role with Hank settling into the background.
Hal Steinbrenner will continue as managing general partner and chairperson. Their sisters, Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and Jessica Steinbrenner, are general chairpersons and vice chairpersons.