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 Calvin R. Griffith

Calvin R. Griffith

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 20 Oct 1999 (aged 87)
Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 8392 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Executive. Born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of baseball player, Calvin Robertson and nephew of Hall of Fame former pitcher, manager and Washington Senators baseball team owner, Clark Griffith. After his father died in 1922, Clark Griffith adopted Calvin and he with his siblings moved to Washington D.C. Calvin worked his way up through a variety of positions with the team and upon Griffith's death in 1955, the Senators were passed on to Calvin's ownership. In a controversial move in 1961, he relocated the Senators to Minneapolis-St. Paul and renamed the team the Minnesota Twins. In 1984, because of all the changes brought about by free agency in baseball, Griffith sold the Twins to Minneapolis banker, Carl Pohlad. He died at age 87 and was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin R. Griffith (1 Dec 1911–20 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8392, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .