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 Carl Ray Pohlad

Carl Ray Pohlad

Birth
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 5 Jan 2009 (aged 93)
Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
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Memorial ID 5965 · View Source
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Baseball Team Owner. He was a billionaire banker whose Minnesota Twins won two World Series titles during his nearly quarter-century as owner. Pohlad paid $38 million for the Twins in 1984. According to Forbes magazine's 2006 rankings, Pohlad was the second-richest Minnesotan with a net worth of $2.8 billion. Still, his teams often had some of the lowest paid players in baseball. Earlier in life he was a football player at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and served in the Army during World War II. Pohlad remained active into his 80s before a variety of back, hip and leg ailments made it hard to get around and ultimately impossible to walk. Even after turning 90, though, he continued to make regular trips to the Metrodome to watch his team play. Though the public largely saw him as a hard-driving miser, Pohlad and his wife together donated millions of dollars to charitable causes. They founded the Twins Community Fund, which gave $3.3 million to area charities in 2005.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Ray Pohlad (23 Aug 1915–5 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5965, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .