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Statement of former MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr on the passing of George Steinbrenner

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New York, NY - Donald Fehr, former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, today issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of George Steinbrenner.

"I was greatly saddened to learn today of the death of George Steinbrenner. Everyone involved in the game had great respect for what the Yankees accomplished during his tenure, both on and off the field. George Steinbrenner shared the players' competitive drive: his goal was for his team to win.

New York, NY - Donald Fehr, former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, today issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of George Steinbrenner.

"I was greatly saddened to learn today of the death of George Steinbrenner. Everyone involved in the game had great respect for what the Yankees accomplished during his tenure, both on and off the field. George Steinbrenner shared the players' competitive drive: his goal was for his team to win.

"I also had the privilege to work with him on matters involving America's Olympic athletes. He was extremely well regarded for his efforts on their behalf over the years.

"I am glad that I had a chance to be a part of Baseball while George Steinbrenner was on the scene."