There really can be no debate or argument about who has been far and away the most successful pure investor in the past 100 years or may be forever. There have been few fortunes as large as the one amassed by Warren Buffett.
The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.
I was just seven years old when, in January 1973, George Steinbrenner led a group that purchased the Yankees; but, as it happens, it was the beginning of an epochal tenure in the history of sports ownership.