Who Owns The Minnesota Twins?


Who Owns The Minnesota Twins?

The Minnesota Twins franchise is currently owned by Jim Pohlad, who bought the team in 1984 for $44 million dollars. Before that, the team was owned by Calvin Griffith, who had owned it since its inception in 1961.

Under Pohlad’s ownership, the Twins have won two World Series championships (in 1987 and 1991). They are widely respected throughout baseball and are considered one of the best ownership groups in sports. The Pohlad family has been committed to keeping the Twins in Minnesota, investing heavily in Target Field and downtown Minneapolis.

According to Forbes, the franchise is worth 1.39 billion, making it the 19th most valuable franchise in all of Major League Baseball.

About The Minnesota Twins Franchise

The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an American League (AL) Central division member club. The team is named after the Twin Cities area comprising Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Where Do The Twins Play Home Games?

The Minnesota Twins, an American professional baseball team from Minneapolis, play the majority of their home games at Target Field. Opened in 2010 and located near the city center, the ballpark is one of the most beloved venues in major league baseball. Every home game offers visitors a range of experiences, including welcoming amenities and breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline.

Early History of the Franchise 

The Minnesota Twins have seen a lot over their more than 120-year history. They first began as the Washington Nationals in 1901 before moving to Minneapolis to become the Minneapolis Millers in 1902.

They then moved back to Washington, D.C., where they became known as the Senators from 1905 until 1960. In 1961, they moved back to Minnesota and became known as the Twins, playing under that name ever since. 

Accomplishments & Records 

Since their inception, the Twins have been one of MLB’s most successful franchises, winning three World Series championships (in 1924, 1987, and 1991), 6 American League (AL) Pennants, and eight AL Central Division titles. They were also the first team to go from last place one year to winning a World Series championship the next year (1987-1988). 

The Ron Gardenhire Era & MVP Joe Mauer 

In 2002, former utility infielder Ron Gardenhire was hired by owner Carl Pohlad and general manager Terry Ryan to become the new manager of the Twins.

Over his 13-year tenure from 2002-2014, he led them to six division titles – including four straight from 2002-2005 – en route to becoming one of only three managers in franchise history with at least six division titles (the other two being Tom Kelly with seven and Bucky Harris with nine).

He also saw Joe Mauer become an MVP award winner & perennial All-Star during his reign while also establishing players such as Justin Morneau (2006 MVP), Michael Cuddyer (2009 All-Star) & Torii Hunter (2002-2007 All-Star) amongst others, during his managerial tenure.