Twins owner Pohlad, 93, dies

Updated: January 6, 2009, 2:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MINNEAPOLIS -- Carl Pohlad, a billionaire banker whose Minnesota Twins won two World Series titles during nearly his nearly quarter century as owner, died Monday. He was 93.

The Twins and Major League Baseball each issued a statement confirming his death. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called Pohlad "a true leader in our sport for the past 25 years."

"Since the day Carl Pohlad entered Major League Baseball, he made significant contributions to our game," Selig said. ...

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