ESPN’s 30 for 30 film, “The House of Steinbrenner”, chronicles the significant transition of the New York Yankees. From the closing of the old Yankee Stadium to its grand reopening and the shift from George Steinbrenner’s era to Hal Steinbrenner’s, the narrative is crowned with their 27th World Championship victory.

The documentary delves into George Steinbrenner’s transformative role. Purchasing a then-struggling Yankees franchise in 1973, he metamorphosed it into a billion-dollar behemoth. Directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, the film paints a vivid picture of how a $10 million investment revolutionized baseball’s most iconic team.

The House of Steinbrenner | September 21, 2010 (United States) 6.3
Director: Barbara KoppleStars: Maury Allen, Yogi Berra, A.J. BurnettSummary: Love him or hate him, there is no denying that George Steinbrenner has been one of the most colorful and successful owners in contemporary sports. Heading up a group that bought the New York Yankees in 1973 for $10 million, "King George" emphatically branded the world's most celebrated sports franchise as his own. The Boss has boasted 10 pennants, 6 World Series trophies and a corporate net worth more than $1 billion. But for all the glory and riches, the Steinbrenner legacy is also mixed with wasteful and embarrassing spending and countless episodes of tabloid-style soap. Now with George's health seriously failing, the Steinbrenner heirs are finally beginning to emerge from their father's larger-than-life shadow as they collectively move his franchise into a new home and a new era.
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