2011 was full of many firsts at our Werner Park inaugural year. Click here to see everything from the first pitch to the first grand slam.
- The first game in Werner Park’s history is played on April 8th, 2011, when Papillion High School and Papillion South High School face off in the new ballpark.
- The Omaha Storm Chasers’ first game at Werner Park is played on April 16th, 2011 vs. Nashville, with the first pitch thrown by left-hander Danny Duffy.
- Alan Stein and Martie Cordaro were named Ballpark Digest MiLB Executives of the Year, August 22, 2011.
- The Storm Chasers win the 2011 Pacific Coast League Championship on September 16th, 2011 at Sacramento.
- October 1, 2011, Martie Cordaro was promoted to President and General Manager.
- Laurie Schlender was promoted to Assistant General Manager on October 26, 2011, becoming the highest ranking female in club history.
- Alliance Baseball Omaha, led by Gary Green, purchases the Omaha Storm Chasers on June 20th, 2012 as Warren Buffett and Walter Scott both exit ownership of the franchise.
- Our hometown team wins their second Pacific Coast League title on September 14th, 2013 at Salt Lake before collecting a Triple-A National Championship three days later on September 17th.
- Baseball America announced Omaha Storm Chasers President and General Manager, Martie Cordaro, was named Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year, November 26, 2013.
- Omaha adds a second consecutive Pacific Coast League Championship on September 14th, 2014 vs. Reno thanks to Aaron Brooks’ two-hit shutout performance. Once again, the team goes on to secure their second Triple-A title on September 16th in Charlotte.
- Werner Park hosts the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15th, 2015.
- At a press conference on August 10, 2017, Omaha Storm Chasers owner, Gary Green, announces the first exhibition game with the Kansas City Royals since April 2000.
- November 1, 2017, 16 former Omaha Storm Chasers, as part of the Kansas City Royals, defeat the New York Mets in Game 5 of the World Series.
- Laurie Schlender named Rawlings MiLB Woman of the Year, November 1, 2017.