05/20/2011 4:31 PM ET
Yankees to Honor George M. Steinbrenner III With New Museum Exhibit
The New York Yankees today announced a new exhibit dedicated to honoring the legacy of the franchise's late Principal Owner George M. Steinbrenner III at the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America.
"The Boss: Remembering George M. Steinbrenner III" will open today - Friday, May 20, 2011 - as the Yankees welcome the Mets to the Bronx for the start of the Subway Series. The exhibit aims to capture Mr. Steinbrenner's dedication to winning, his motivation to take the Yankees to the top of baseball and his quiet generosity.
The exhibit includes a variety of Mr. Steinbrenner's championship rings, including all seven of his World Series rings (1977, '78, '96, '98, '99, 2000 and '09), his American League championship rings from 1976, 2001 and 2003, two rings from the Olympics (1994, '96), his 1977 All-Star Game ring and a 1967 Rose Bowl ring.
Fans can also get up close with Mr. Steinbrenner's straightforward leadership style with the "Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of the Way" sign from his desk at the original Yankee Stadium.
A selection of unique photographs from the Associated Press are also on display, as well as original artwork created by the late Bill Gallo and presented to the Steinbrenner family at the 2009 Welcome Home Dinner.
The exhibit also captures Mr. Steinbrenner's passions off the diamond with a 1970 Tony Award for Applause and an opening night Playbill from the show, which he co-produced.
Additional awards on display include the "Pride of the Yankees" award presented to the Steinbrenner Family at the 2009 Welcome Home Dinner, the 1998 "Team of the Year" ESPY Award and the 1999 "Sportsmen of the Year" trophy from the Sporting News.
In addition, select items are available for viewing from Steinbrenner High School in Tampa, Fla., which was named in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner for his commitment to the community - in particular the schools and school system.