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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge walks off the field after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Alex Meyer throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius is greeted by teammates after hitting an RBI single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, center, celebrates his two-run home run with teammates in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Los Angeles Angels' Eric Young Jr. slides into home plate to score on a single hit by Danny Espinosa as New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine leaps to catch the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, right, of Japan, hands the ball to manager Joe Girardi during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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New York Yankees first base coach Tony Pena, foreground, smiles as he watches the flight of Aaron Judge's two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Jordon Adell, center, an outfielder and pitcher from Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky., poses for a photograph with former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, left, prior to the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Landis Sims, left, a New York Yankees fan who was born without legs and hands, announces the Yankees selection in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft as commissioner Rob Manfred looks on, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Trevor Rogers, a pitcher from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, N.M., right, shakes hands with former New York Yankees player Nick Swisher after being selected No. 13 by the Miami Marlins in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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George Steinbrenner was the principal owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sport's most controversial figures. The "convicted" part of Billy Martin's famous 1978 "liar and convicted" comment referred to Steinbrenner's connection to Richard Nixon; in 1974, Steinbrenner pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign, and to a felony charge of obstruction of justice.He was personally fined $15,000 and his company was assessed an additional $20,000. On November 27 of that year, MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him for two years, but later commuted it to fifteen months. After the 1980 season, Steinbrenner made headlines by signing Dave Winfield to a 10-year, $23 million contract, making Winfield baseball's highest-paid player. In 1985, Steinbrenner derided Winfield's poor performance in a key September series against the Toronto Blue Jays. On July 30, 1990, Steinbrenner was banned permanently from day-to-day management of the Yankees by MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent for paying a gambler named Howie Spira $40,000 to dig up "dirt" on Winfield. Winfield had sued the Yankees for failing to contribute $300,000 to his foundation, a guaranteed stipulation in his contract

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FILE - In this Friday, May 26, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Sean Manaea (55) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Manaea (3-3) gets the ball at AL champion Cleveland, his latest assignment against one of the league's heavyweights. The second-year pitcher has won two straight starts, beating the Red Sox and Yankees while posting a 1.50 ERA with 11 strikeouts over 12 innings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, May 26, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in New York. Tanaka appears to do his best work at night. The New York Yankees right-hander makes his 11th start of the season in Baltimore, looking to extend an unusual run of success under the lights. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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These undated images provided by Lelands.com, shows pages of the New York Yankees' copy of the 1919 agreement between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox for baseball player Babe Ruth. The 1919 sale of Ruth from the Red Sox to Yankees contract headlines Lelands.com 1st Annual Invitational Auction, which closes June 30. (Michael Pascucci/Lelands.com via AP)

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New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks (31) and New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Yankees shut out the Royals 3-0. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner, left, celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts as he crosses home plate after his home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner (11) celebrates with Didi Gregorius after Gardner hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer delivers to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)