Carl Pohlad was a successful businessman and owner of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. He purchased the team in 1984 and oversaw its rise to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including two World Series championships in 1987 and 1991. Pohlad was known for his hands-off approach to team management, allowing his baseball executives to make decisions on player personnel and team strategy. He was also known for his frugal spending habits, which sometimes drew criticism from fans and media. Despite this, Pohlad was widely respected in the baseball community for his commitment to keeping the Twins in Minnesota and for his philanthropic efforts in the state. He passed away in 2009, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful and influential owners in Twins history.