On This Date 7/30/1990

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George Steinbrenner is banned from baseball after an investigation determined he was in contact with a known gambler named Howard Spira. Steinbrenner hired Spira to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield, whom the Yankees traded early in the season-ending a tumultuous ten-year tenure. The news of Steinbrenner’s ban is met with cheers at Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees are in the midst of their worst season in nearly 80 years.

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