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Classical Notes: July 13, 2010 Archive

George Steinbrenner, Opera Fan: 1930-2010

Posted at 9:21 AM on July 13, 2010 by John Birge
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media

New York Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner has died, nine days after his 80th birthday on the Fourth of July.

Thanks to the Opera Chic blog, we learned then that Steinbrenner was not only one of the most successful owners in baseball history, but also a big opera fan. Check out her blog for a great photo of George conducting the New York Pops Orchestra.