Goldstein: Former Yankees manager, GM Gene Michael dies at 79

From Richard Goldstein at the New York Times on September 7, 2017:

Gene Michael, a Yankee for nearly a half-century, rising from sure-handed shortstop to general manager and building teams that won four World Series championships, died on Thursday at his home in Oldsmar, Fla. He was 79.

The Yankees reported his death on their website, saying the cause was a heart attack.

For much of Michael’s time with the Yankees, George Steinbrenner ran a revolving door that sent players, coaches, managers and front-office personnel spinning in and out of Yankee Stadium. Michael was fired a couple of times, then hired back.

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Originally published: September 7, 2017. Last Updated: September 7, 2017.