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Shatel: Omaha hits big leagues with game between MLB's Royals and Tigers — and there could be more

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Shatel: Omaha hits big leagues with game between MLB's Royals and Tigers — and there could be more

The "MLB in Omaha" night featuring the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers is about Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred, right, planting a flag in a city known for amateur baseball.

Alex Gordon

Former Husker Alex Gordon played in the 2005 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Matt Boyd

Tigers starter Matt Boyd has pitched in TD Ameritrade Park before — during the 2013 CWS with Oregon State.

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Tom is The World-Herald's lead sports columnist. Since he started in Omaha in 1991, he's covered just about anything you can imagine. Follow him on Twitter @TomShatelOWH. Phone: 402-444-1025.

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