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Hank Steinbrenner retires from magazine columnist career

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, second from left, watches his team take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) (Credit: AP Photo/MIKE CARLSON)

Sure, it's 10-month-old news, but there was an interesting item in my Tuesday column that I stole (with permission) from our Final Score blog, in which Jim Baumbach asks the question:

What ever happened to Hank Steinbrenner's much ballyhooed column in The Sporting News?

Short answer: Hal took over the Yankees, and Hank was gone without a trace. No more column, no returned phone calls, no nuthin'.

The editor said there was no formal contract and there are no hard feelings whatsoever, but he did note that George Steinbrenner has written as many columns for the magazine - appreciations of Bobby Murcer and Thurman Munson - as Hank ever did.

Photo: AP

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