George M. Steinbrenner passed away five years ago today. He was the Yankee most responsible for ending the Horace Clarke Era and restoring the Yankee tradition of winning. I only had the chance to play for The Boss for just slightly more than one season before I was traded to the Indians – but my trade brought Chris Chambliss to New York and I can’t argue with the wisdom of that. The Boss believed that the Yankees were the greatest team in the history of the world and I look forward one day to making the trip to Cooperstown to see him inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. RIP George Steinbrenner.