Yankees Throw Birthday Party For The Boss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has been

given and early birthday party.

Team employees, family members and friends spent time with

Steinbrenner at the Yankees' spring training complex Thursday,

three days before the Boss' 80th birthday on July 4.

Among those in attendance were Steinbrenner's sons, Hal and

Hank, daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, and longtime friend Howard

“Hopalong” Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner.

Steinbrenner turned over day-to-day operations of the Yankees to

his sons in late 2007, He comes to his office at the spring complex

about once a week.

Steinbrenner will be with his family Sunday, and also might

watch a fireworks display in downtown Tampa.


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