George Michael Steinbrenner Wiki – George Michael Steinbrenner Biography
George Michael Steinbrenner IV is a 23-year-old son of Yankees co-owner, Hank Steinbrenner. George is the owner of IndyCar team Steinbrenner Racing, which fields a full-time entry in the IndyCar Series in partnership with Harding Racing under the banner of Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
He is also the grandson of the legendary Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, whose fiery tenure at the helm of the Yankees restored the team to the prestige and pride it continues to enjoy as the most successful professional sports franchise in the world.
On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, his father was reported to have died due to a lengthy illness at his Clearwater, Fla., residence, surrounded by family members. He was 63.
George Michael Steinbrenner Parents, Sister
George’s parents are the late Hank Steinbrenner and Joan. Hank split from his wife, Joan, in 2004, after15 years of marriage. Joan died in December 2018 at the age of 83. She was born on Aug. 25, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and was married to George Steinbrenner on May 12, 1956.
In 2016, George Michael IV and his father formed the Steinbrenner Racing in 2016. Following two years participating in the Indy Car development program, Steinbrenner Racing partnered with Harding Racing, and 2018 the first season the partnership competed on the Indy Car circuit.
Back in 2016, Hanks told ESPN that the Yankees may never be for sale. The family has a franchise as a way of keeping George M. Steinbrenner’s legacy alive and intends to continue overseeing the franchise for generations to come.
“This is a family business and we’re all involved,” Steinbrenner said. “We all love being a part of this. We all know our dad wanted us to be a part of us, and we all know he’s watching down on us and happy that we’re all a part of it. Believe it or not, to us, that’s a big deal. The idea is, let’s keep it going.”
Together with his sister, Julia Steinbrenner Vinas, they are among the member of the Yankees franchise. The other members of the group include Stephen Swindal Jr. (son of Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal), Robert Molloy (son of Jessica Steinbrenner Molloy) and Hal’s daughter Katherine.
George Michael Steinbrenner Career
George IV has quickly made his own mark in racing, too. At the age of 20, he was already a part of a partnership between his father Hank and IndyCar team owner and former champion Michael Andretti that resulted in the formation of Andretti Steinbrenner Racing in the Indy Lights Series in 2017.
One year later in 2018, ASR’s two drivers finished 1-2 in the Indy Lights championship battle. And now they will remain as teammates as they shift to full-time status in the IndyCar ranks in 2019.
Hank Steinbrenner Death & Cause
died early Tuesday due to a lengthy illness at his Clearwater, Fla., residence, surrounded by family members. He was 63.
According to a source, the cause of death was not COVID-19.
“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him,” the Steinbrenner family said in a statement. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life. Hank could be direct and outspoken, but in the very same conversation show great tenderness and light-heartedness.
“More than anything, he set an example for all of us in how comfortably he lived enjoying his personal passions and pursuits. We are profoundly saddened to have lost him and will carry his memory with us always.”