Major League Baseball lost a legend on Thursday, September 7th. According to ESPN, Gene Michael died from a heart attack at 79 years old.
Michael was commonly referred to as his nickname, “Stick.” Although the early part of his sports career was spent out on the field, he has made a name for himself as an executive for the New York Yankees.
Michael was both the team’s manager in the ‘80’s and general manager in the ‘90’s, assisting in building solid teams. Many reward him for his work and character, and consider him to be responsible for the Yankee’s 4 winning World Series titles in the late ‘90’s and the year 2000.
Fans and members from the MLB took to social media to express their warm thoughts and condolences. Among those saddened by Michael’s passing included MLB All-star Ken Singleton, musician and former baseball player Bernie Williams, and many others.
Please keep Gene Michael’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers. In other breaking news, President Donald Trump urged a very strong warning regarding Hurricane Irma.