Many books have been written about Mr. Steinbrenner. Regarding himself, he said, "I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch."
- Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden
- George: The Poor Little Rich Boy who Built theYankee Empire by Peter Golenbock
- The Devil Wears Pinstripes: George Steinbrenner, the Satans of Swat and the Curse of A-Rod by Jim Caple
- All Roads Lead to October: Boss Steinbrenner's 25 Year Reign Over the New York Yankees by Maury Allen
- The October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978 by Roger Kahn
More Yankees' History:
I remember George Steinbrenner as the megalomaniacal, ultra-competitive owner of the Yankees who fired manager Billy Martin at least three times, and later made a beer commercial with him. Since his passing I've heard about a whole new side of the man that was never a part of his public persona. He certainly changed baseball and the Yankees forever. Rest in peace.
Although I can't see myself adding a Steinbrenner bio to my reading list any time soon, I picked up Joe Torre's The Yankee Years when it came out and just devoured it . I was not a Torre fan before reading this but I have an entirely new sense of respect for the skipper. Of course, I still cheer for whoever is playing the Yankees...