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Storm Chasers set 45th-anniversary blowout

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 […]

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Rosenblatt Stadium demolition begins today

With the seating removed and the grandstand emptied, the demolition of Rosenblatt Stadium, former home to the College World Series and the Omaha Royals (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), began today. We’re talking the serious demolition here: the two freestanding buildings and the grandstand will come down, as well as the outfield bleachers sections. Johnny […]

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Buffett, Shea selling Storm Chasers

Bill Shea, Warren Buffett and Walter Scott are selling the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) to a group that includes Gary Green and Alan Stein, the team’s former president. Sources close to the situation shared details of the sale with Ballpark Digest, which we first reported 10 days ago. The sale closed […]

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Schlender promoted in Omaha

Laurie Schlender is the new Assistant General Manager of Business Operations for the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). She becomes the highest-ranking female employee in the 43-year history of the organization dating back to 1969. “Laurie has been an integral part of nearly all major decisions involving the franchise since I became […]

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Cordaro named PCL Executive of the Year

It’s been a good year for Omaha Storm Chasers Vice President/General Manager Martie Cordaro: besides opening Werner Park and revamping the franchise, he was also named the Pacific Coast League’s Executive of the Year. This is Cordaro’s second honor of 2011, after previously being named with President Alan Stein as Ballpark Digest’s Co-Executives of the […]

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