The MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE splashes the news today that longtime Twins Owner Carl Pohlad has died at the age of 93.
No news on the cause of death (not that it really matters, he was farking 93). Or when he died. Or who will end up in control of the Twins in the future.
Pohlad bought the team from notoriously underfunded Cal Griffith in the ’80s and used many of the players developed by Griffith’s staff to claim World Series titles in 1987 and 1991.
The club endured quite a few lean years following the ‘91 triumph, only to enjoy somewhat of a resurgence this decade under the stewardship of GM Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire.
Despite the World Series wins, Pohlad, who was one of the country’s richest men with a billion-dollar fortune, was oft-criticized for an underwhelming payroll and insistence on public money for the team’s new ballpark.
Once a dealmaker, always a dealmaker.
The ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL also has details on Pohlad long, rich existence. The guy led an incredible life.