|Calvin Griffith is immortalized with this statue outside Target Field.|
-- Update at bottom
In light of the furor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling generated with racist remarks he made during a recent phone conversation with his girlfriend (listen to the audio here
), it's worth noting that the Minnesota Twins once had a racist owner as well.
In 1978, Calvin Griffith, owner of the Twins from the franchise's inception until 1984, told members of the Waseca Lions Club that he moved the team from Washington, D.C. to Minnesota because there are relatively few black people here.See also:
Target sued over ludicrously racist training document