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  2. About Omaha Royals

    The Omaha Royals are a minor league baseball team based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The team is the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals major league club. The Omaha Royals
    have been a member of the expanded Pacific Coast League since 1998. From 1969 to 1997, Omaha played in the now dissolved American Association. The team is owned by the Omaha Royals Limited Partnership, principal owners include Warren Buffett & Walter Scott, Jr.

    The Royals play in Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, home to the College World Series for over fifty years. Omaha has been the only Triple-A location for the Kansas City Royals since their inception in 1969.

    Beginning with the 1999 season, the team nickname was changed to the Omaha Golden Spikes. The name change was a reference to the Golden Spike driven at Promontory Summit, Utah to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. It was intended to celebrate the rich railroad tradition in Omaha, headquarters of the Union Pacific. However, the name change proved to be unpopular, and after three seasons the team name was changed back to the Royals in 2002.

    Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is one of the few stadiums that still uses live music instead of prerecorded music. From 1973 through 2002, Lambert Bartak was the full-time organist. He holds the distinction of being the only organist ever ejected during a game.