A major turning point for the Yankees organization came in 1990 — the year they re-hired Gene Michael as General Manager and George Steinbrenner received a lifetime ban from baseball operations. While that ban only lasted a few years, it allowed Michael to set the building blocks for the team that won 4 championships in 5 years.
On today’s ‘A Brief History,’ Andrew discusses Michael’s multiple stints with the Yankees, his relationship with Steinbrenner, key moves that led to the dynasty, and his lasting influence on Brian Cashman and the organization.
Check out previous ‘A Brief History’ episodes:
— A Brief History: Roger Clemens’ Yankees Legacy
— A Brief History: Yankees replace Buck Showalter with Joe Torre
— A Brief History: How George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees