Game 494 | April 3, 1996 | Carl Pohlad, Tom Kelly
With the real prospect of losing the Twins via sale to an out-of-town owner, Pohlad stepped up to purchase the team from Calvin Griffith in 1984. A well-known banker and business owner, Pohlad had been a member of Dunkers since 1989. He talked about the decision to promote from within by naming Kelly to succeed Ray Miller as manager, 10 years and two World Series ago. The 1995 Twins had one of the worst seasons in team history, finishing 56-88, a full 44 games out of first place. The 1996 team improved to 78-84.