Omaha Storm Chasers
The Omaha Storm Chasers franchise dates back to 1969, when the team was originally known as the Royals. Since then, club had a short stint as the Golden Spikes (1999 to 2001) before taking the Storm Chasers name before the 2011 Pacific Coast League season. The Storm Chasers have occasionally made news headlines around baseball as being one of just a handful of Minor League Baseball franchises that hasn't switched MLB parent clubs. Since being formed, the Omaha club has been tied to the Kansas City Royals.
The Storm Chasers play the home games on their schedule at Werner Park, which opened in 2011. It replaced Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, which the franchise had used since 1969. Rosenblatt Stadium is the former site of the College World Series. Werner Park has an official capacity of 9,023 is known for its extensive grass seating around the outfield.
2013 Pacific Coast League Champions
The Storm Chasers were the talk of Minor League Baseball in 2013 after not only winning the PCL, but also winning the Triple-A National Championship Game by topping the International League's Durham Bulls at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Storm Chasers franchise has also earned league titles in 2011, 1990, 1978, 1970 and 1969, as well as conference titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The team has also won a total of 14 division titles.
Omaha Storm Chasers Roster
Players to appear on the Storm Chasers roster over the years have included Jeff Conine, Corey Hart, Eric Hosmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Jermaine Dye, Rick Ankiel, Wil Myers and Raul Ibanez.
During Spring Training, members of the RedHawks share Surprise Stadium with other players from the Kansas City Royals system. The park opened in 2003 and has an official capacity of 10,714. It's also the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers.
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