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Steinbrenner Loved Turtlenecks, Chicken; Not Dress Codes

The New York Post put together some great anecdotes of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner from his close friend Mark Simone, including this one:

Steinbrenner loved wearing turtlenecks -- which he bought at golf pro shops -- and he loved eating chicken. But sometimes the two didn't mix very well.

Simone recalled that on one occasion The Boss wanted to go to the Columbia Club because it served a chicken dish he adored. "I told him, George, you have to wear a tie there. He said, 'They won't make me wear a tie.'

"The next thing you know, he's sitting at the table wearing his turtleneck -- and a tie."

Click through for another great story about what he did with restaurant tablecloths.

· The Steinbrenner you didn’t know [NY Post]
· All George Steinbrenner Coverage on Eater [-E-]