Mar 16, 2023 - Sports

St. Paul Saints to be sold to Diamond Baseball Holdings

CHS Field Photo: St. Paul Saints

After a 30-year run, the owners of the St. Paul Saints are selling the team.

What's happening: The group, which includes Mike Veeck, movie star Bill Murray and Marv Goldklang, are selling to Diamond Baseball Holdings, which owns 13 other minor league teams.

Flashback: That group built the Saints from an independent team in Midway into the Twins' Triple-A affiliate in downtown's CHS Field.

What they're saying: Executive vice president and general manager Derek Sharrer will remain in charge, according to the Pioneer Press, which first reported the news.

  • The character of the team — which is known for its zany promotions — won't change, he told the paper.
  • "Here's the thing: If the flag is a pirate flag, that's what they're investing in," Sharrer said.
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