Another impressive milestone to mark: the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the team’s affiliation with the Kansas City Royals.
The affiliation between the two teams is the longest-running arrangement in Triple-A baseball. Fittingly, the fete to mark the achievement is set for the 45th game of the year on July 12 and will feature blasts from the past as well as special deals for fans in attendance.
“Forty-five years is an unmatched mark in the world of Triple-A baseball, and we are extremely proud of our history and joint accomplishments with the Kansas City Royals,” said Martie Cordaro, President and General Manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Headlining the celebration will be appearances by former Omaha and Kansas City Royals Buddy Biancalana and Kevin Seitzer, who will sign autographs during the game as a part of the meet and greet with fans. Buddy Biancalana, born Roland Biancalana, was a member of Omaha Royals teams from 1982-84 as well as 1987-88, while Seitzer played in Omaha during the 1986 season. Biancalana was a part of the 1985 World Series Champion Royals and Seitzer was an All-Star for Kansas City during the 1987 season.
Over the course of those 45 years the team has been known as the Omaha Royals, the Omaha Golden Spikes and the current moniker of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Messages of congratulations for this milestone achievement will be played on the video board from past and present players, Kansas City Royals Front Office members as well as former management of the Omaha Royals. The Werner Park concourse will be filled with memorabilia and photos of the past 45 seasons for fans to reminisce or to gain a sense of the history of Royals-affiliated professional baseball in Omaha.
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