Hank Steinbrenner, general partner and co-chairperson of the Yankees, died Tuesday morning from a longstanding health issue, according to the Yankees.
He was 63.
"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 Steinbrenner and his brother, Hal, took control of the Yankees after their father, George Steinbrenner, died in 2010.
This story was originally published by Aliza Chasan on WPIX in New York.