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In this Oct. 29, 1999, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (rear) greets manager Joe Torre (left) and team owner George Steinbrenner at the start of the rally at City Hall honoring the 1999 World Series-winning New York Yankees in New York. A person close to George Steinbrenner says the Yankees owner died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Photo by: RICHARD DREW
In this Oct. 29, 1999, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (rear) greets manager Joe Torre (left) and team owner George Steinbrenner at the start of the rally at City Hall honoring the 1999 World Series-winning New York Yankees in New York. A person close to George Steinbrenner says the Yankees owner died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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