Hal Steinbrenner denies report his family could look to sell Yankees
The Steinbrenner family may put the Yankees up for sale soon, according to a report in the New York Daily News, but Hal Steinbrenner called the report "fiction."
According to the New York Daily News, which cited "multiple baseball and finance sources," the Steinbrenner family could at least take offers on the game's most storied franchise.
"There has been chatter all around the banking and financial industries in the city for a couple of weeks now," a "high-level baseball source" told the Daily News.
"I just read the Daily News story. It is complete fiction," Hal Steinbrenner told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. "Me and my family have no intention to sell the Yankees and expect it to be in the family for years to come.''
Yankees president Randy Levine also denied the rumors, telling the Daily News: "I can say to you there is absolutely, positively nothing to this. The Steinbrenners are not selling the team."
Neither Hank nor Hal Steinbrenner seem to have the passion for baseball that their father, George, had. And if the Yankees could pull in $3 billion, it seems now would be a time to at least listen to offers for the team.
George Steinbrenner was the central figure of a group that bought the team for $10 million in 1973.
Major League Baseball has released the following statement: "Major League Baseball has received no indications from any representatives of the New York Yankees or anyone else that the Club is for sale."
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