2000-10

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  • A.J. Hinch hits the Rosenblatt scoreboard on September 1st, 2001 vs. Colorado Springs. It’s the final time an Omaha player would accomplish that feat.
  • Matt Minker purchases the majority share of the Omaha Royals in 2001 from Union Pacific, with Warren Buffett and Walter Scott keeping their shares.
  • Following the 2001 season, the Omaha franchise returns to the Omaha Royals moniker.
  • Jarrod Patterson hits for the cycle on May 22nd, 2003 vs. Oklahoma.
  • Calvin Pickering hits his tenth home run in a span of 19 at-bats on April 18th, 2004, a stretch that included seven longballs in a span of 12 at-bats.
  • The largest crowd in franchise history attends the Omaha Royals’ game against the Iowa Cubs on July 3rd, 2004.
  • Bill Shea purchases the majority share of the Omaha Royals from Matt Minker on March 8th, 2006, with Warren Buffett and Walter Scott keeping their shares.
  • September 24, 2007 – Martie Cordaro named 4th General Manager in franchise history.
  • On March 17th, 2009, the Omaha Royals and Sarpy County reach a deal to build a brand new ballpark for the 2011 season.
  • The Omaha franchise’s new ballpark site, the future home of Werner Park, is selected on June 1st, 2009.
  • Ground is broken on August 12th, 2009 for Werner Park. It’s attended by Baseball Hall of Famers George Brett and Bob Gibson.
  • The first sod is laid at Werner Park on September 15th, 2010.
  • Mike Moustakas sets a modern-day PCL record by driving in 11 RBI on August 30th, 2010 as part of a three-homer effort versus Round Rock at Rosenblatt Stadium.
  • The Omaha Royals defeat the Round Rock Express 6-2 on September 2nd, 2010. It is the final game played at Rosenblatt Stadium.
  • The Storm Chasers announce a naming rights deal with Werner Enterprises to name their new ballpark Werner Park on November 11th, 2010.
  • On November 15th, 2010, the Omaha franchise announces a new name, becoming the Omaha Storm Chasers.