For 37 years, the late George M. Steinbrenner was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees.
He was outspoken and never hesitated to call out a player who he felt wasn't earning their salary.
"The Boss" had a mean streak at times but also a heart of gold when it came to those who protect and serve us.
For decades, the Yankees baseball club has been sending flowers to fallen New York Police Department officers. Then three years ago the project grew to new heights. Sonny Hight, a former detective with the NYPD heard about an officer being killed in another state and was moved to send flowers to acknowledge it. The Yankees have been quietly sending flowers to the funerals or station houses of officers killed in action across the country.
There’s no formal process or official database the Yankees use to keep track of all the fallen officers, but their goal is to deliver flowers to the funerals or station houses of every officer killed in action across the U.S. They admit it’s difficult to keep up, but the kind gesture is so meaningful, so they do it, sometimes as many as afew times a week.