CMU Mourns Loss Of Alumnus Hank Steinbrenner

Central Methodist University joins the community in mourning the loss of Hank Steinbrenner, who passed away on Tuesday morning due to long-standing health issues.

Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling shares of the New York Yankees, was a member of the soccer program and Resident Assistant at Central in 1979. He also served as a member of the Board of Curators for Central Methodist from 1997 to 2005.

“We were deeply saddened to learn that Hank had passed away,” stated Vice President for Athletics Natasha Wilson. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hank’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”

Steinbrenner was responsible for overseeing all areas of the Yankees’ business and baseball operations, including involvement in contract negotiations and the club's overall strategy.

He is survived by daughters Jacqueline and Julia, sons George Michael IV and John, granddaughter Anabel, and his three siblings.

To view the official announcement by the Yankees organization, please click here.

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