Clinton to Steinbrenner: "Don’t get any ideas"

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who died on Tuesday at age 80, was a regular visitor at the White House, receiving the customary invitation after his team’s World Series victories.

But former U.S. President Bill Clinton warned him against getting too used to the place during one visit in 1999, he and his wife Hillary, the current U.S. Secretary of State, said in a statement on Steinbrenner’s passing.

“That day at the White House, as we walked out on the South Lawn together and the band struck up ‘Hail to the Chief,’ Bill playfully reminded George, ‘Don’t get any ideas, it’s not for you,'” the Clintons said.

“But George always had his own song. They say that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, and nobody knew that as well as George Steinbrenner. He will be sorely missed,” the statement said.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Bill Trott)

Clinton to Steinbrenner: "Don’t get any ideas"