BACK TO SCHOOL: MOLLOY TAKES SABBATICAL FROM YANKS TO TEACH
Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner has confirmed that
Joe Molloy, his son-in-law and the team's General Partner,
"has given up his day-to-day responsibilities -- a move
several Yankees insiders anticipate will become a permanent
withdrawal," according to Dan Wasserman of the Newark STAR-
LEDGER. After nine years with the Yankees, Molloy has taken
a "sabbatical" to return to teaching at a Tampa high school.
Wasserman wrote that observers "agree that Molloy's days
[as] a full-time force in the front office are history,
especially as long as Steinbrenner is around." On Monday,
Steinbrenner "admitted that the latest defection makes his
youngest son, Hal, a clear-cut heir apparent" as Managing
General Partner when he retires (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 9/16).