A ferocious ball club owner, a city on the brink of financial collapse, a blackout... that was the summer of my youth. And like any tough-as nails dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, if I could do it all over again, I would. I swear I would.
Steinbrenner's persistent, virtually insatiable pursuit of victory was perhaps his defining attribute. It's an attribute that helped him to thrive both in business and under the spotlight of the New York media.