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Fans in Cooperstown remember Steinbrenner
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Fans of the game are remembering Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Steinbrenner died after a heart attack early Tuesday morning at the age of 80.
Some think of Steinbrenner, and automatically picture the countless "Seinfield" episodes that poked fun at him - with his blessing, of course - as George Costanza's boss during a tenure with the Yankees.
Others appreciate his work that helped the Yankees win seven world series championships and his win-at-all costs attitude.
"He certainly put a lot into the game; changed the game," said fan Mike Denise of New Jersey, who was in Cooperstown on Tuesday. "Some for the better. some would say for the worse."
"He was good for the sport," said Daniel Saldivar of Temple City California. "He was the Darth Vader of baseball. You need to have a villain that everybody needs to hate and Steinbrenner was it."
Steinbrenner's death on Tuesday marks the second Yankees loss this week. The team also lost its long time announcer, Bob Sheppard, on Sunday.