TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Once the heir apparent to run the New York Yankees, Steve Swindal is still in baseball -- as co-owner of a complex in the Dominican Republic that develops prospects with the hope of getting them signed with major league teams.
Married to one of George Steinbrenner's daughters, Swindal was a general partner of the team from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees' parent company. Steinbrenner designated him as his successor in June 2005.
Everything changed on Feb. 15, 2007, when Swindal was arrested for driving under the influence. His wife, Jennifer, filed for divorce the following month, the Yankees bought out his ownership stake that November and Steinbrenner turned over control of the team to son Hal Steinbrenner not long after.