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Pride Of The Yankees?

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Steinbrenner, Pride Of The Yankees?

Excuse us if we sit out the coronation of the New York Yankees. Yes, The Smoking Gun lives in New York City. But we just can't stomach George Steinbrenner. Next to Donald Trump and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, "The Boss" is the Big Apple's most odious creature. Here's a couple of our favorite Steinbrenner documents, filed in connection with his successful plea for a pardon from his Nixon-era criminal convictions. That absolution was granted by Ronald Reagan in January 1989, two days before The Gipper crept out of Washington. (5 pages)