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George Steinbrenner’s Pipe Dream a “must read”: New York Post

Dec 9th, 2015

George Steinbrenner’s Pipe Dream: The ABL Champion Cleveland Pipers by Bill Livingston

The Boss’s overbearing, well, bossiness, did not begin with his stewardship of the New York Yankees. As a young man of 30, he ran the Cleveland Pipers for the 1961-62, and only, season of the American Basketball League. Even then, he was full of contradictions. He hired a black coach, John McLendon, which was unheard of at the time. Then he fired him midway through the season. In the middle of one game, he traded a player to the opponent, demanding the player suit up for them after the half.

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