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.