April 8,1993: The New Orleans Zephyrs debut at Indianapolis, but the game is halted by rain.
April 10, 1993: The Zephyrs sweep a doubleheader from Indianapolis, 4-2 and 6-1, marking the first official games for a New Orleans professional baseball club since 1977.
April 16, 1993: The Zephyrs play their first game in New Orleans, losing 8-7 to Buffalo in 10 innings at Privateer Park.
August 16, 1993: The Zephyrs blow an 8-2 lead in a 9-8 loss to Louisville in 17 innings, the longest minor-league game in New Orleans history.
September 6, 1993: The Zephyrs close their inaugural season in New Orleans at 80-64, the team's best record to date in the Crescent City.
May 6, 1994: The Zephyrs score a New Orleans-record 19 runs in a 19-2 shellacking of Iowa.
August 12, 1994: Scott Taylor fires a no-hitter, blanking Buffalo 5-0 on the first day of the major league players strike.
September 5, 1994: The Zephyrs defeat Omaha, 7-2, in the nationally televised regular-season finale on ESPN.
September 7, 1994: Nashville defeats the Zephyrs, 4-0, in the club's first playoff game representing New Orleans. The Sounds eliminate the Z's two days later.
September 2, 1996: The Zephyrs play their final game at Privateer Park after four seasons in the regular-season finale against Oklahoma City. The game is also the Zs' final contest as a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate.
April 3, 1997: The Zephyrs play their first game as a Houston Astros affiliate, losing 4-2 at Oklahoma City.
April 11, 1997: The Zephyrs christen Zephyr Field with an 8-3 victory against Oklahoma City in front of a sellout crowd of 10,366.
May 21, 1997: Zephyrs first baseman J.R. Phillips ties an American Association record by hitting home runs in four consecutive at-bats at Omaha.
August 25, 1997: The Zephyrs finish the regular season with a record attendance of 507,164, shattering the previous New Orleans attendance mark of 400,034.
September 5, 1997: The Zephyrs fall to Iowa in the first-ever playoff game at Zephyr Field.
August 16, 1998: In front of a Zephyr Field record crowd of 11,012, Zephyr mascots Boudreaux and Clotile are married prior to the Zs' 5-1 win over Memphis.
September 5, 1998: The Zephyrs clinch the Pacific Coast League Eastern Division title.
September 10, 1998: The Zephyrs defeat Iowa, 5-3, in Des Moines for their first playoff win since moving to New Orleans.
September 13, 1998: The Zephyrs defeat Iowa two games to one to advance to the PCL championship series.
September 19, 1998: New Orleans downs Calgary three games to two to win the PCL Championship.
September 25, 1998: The Zephyrs bring New Orleans its first national professional championship by defeating Buffalo three games to one to win the inaugural Triple-A World Series in Las Vegas. Series MVP Lance Berkman hits three home runs and drives in six runs in a 12-6 victory in the title-clinching Game 4.
April 4, 1999: The Zephyrs receive their Triple-A championship rings prior to an exhibition game against the Houston Astros.
July 14, 1999: Zephyrs first baseman Daryle Ward is named the MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game as the PCL All-Stars defeat the International League All-Stars 9-5 in front of 8,895 at Zephyr Field.
September 5, 1999: The Zephyrs and Astros agree to a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract, keeping the relationship intact through the 2002 season.
April 6, 2000: Scott Elarton pitches six shutout innings, allowing two hits, and Lance Berkman hits a home run as the Z's win their season opener, 2-1, over Colorado Springs at Zephyr Field.
April 15, 2000: Lance Berkman goes 4-for-5 with three home runs and seven runs batted in as the Z's win at Las Vegas, 14-9.
June 4, 2000: Frank Charles singles home Brian Richardson with one out in the bottom of the 15th to give the Z's a 2-1 victory over Memphis at Zephyr Field.
June 16, 2000: Marc Sagmoen goes 4-for-5 with a home run, a triple and four runs batted in as the Z's beat Fresno, 14-1.
June 18, 2000: J.R. Phillips caps his return to Zephyr Field with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth off Chad Harville as the Z's beat Sacramento, 4-3.
July 23, 2000: Travis Driskill pitches a complete-game two-hitter in the Zephyrs' 1-0 blanking of Edmonton.
August 22, 2000: Marc Sagmoen hits for the cycle, going 4-for-6, and drives in six runs as the Z's win at Oklahoma, 14-6.
May 6, 2001: Brian Powell tosses a no-hitter against the Omaha Golden Spikes in a 5-0 win at Zephyr Field.
July 4, 2001: Z's complete a rare five-game sweep at Nashville.
August 21, 2001: The Zephyrs clinch the East Division title in a 9-3 win against the Las Vegas 51's.
September 12, 2001: Following the 9/11 attacks, the Zephyrs and Tacoma Rainiers are named PCL co-champions.
May 11, 2002: Barry Wesson hits for the cycle as the Zephyrs down the Nashville Sounds.
May 17, 2002: A crowd of 8,691 watches the Z's defeat the I-Cubs 5-1, in a game featuring rehabbing Major Leaguer Wade Miller and future Major Leaguer Mark Prior.
July 24, 2002: Adam Everett hits an inside-the-park home run to lead the Z's to a 9-5 win over Nashville.
September 2, 2002: The Zephyrs fall to the Oklahoma RedHawks 6-2 and finish the season 75-69 and tied for first place in the PCL East Division with Oklahoma. The Z's fail to make the playoffs as the RedHawks won the season series 10-6 against New Orleans.
May 12, 2003: Omaha catcher Sandy Martinez lines into a triple play at Rosenblatt Stadium. The play: a line drive to first baseman Royce Huffman, to shortstop Jason Alfaro, and back to Huffman to turn three.
June 14, 2003: Z's complete a sweep of the first day-night doubleheader at Zephyr Field over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 3, 2003: The largest crowd in Zephyr Field history for a Z's game - 11,925 - watches the Z's lose 1-0 to Nashville.
April 15, 2004: Zephyr Field opens its doors to the new season with brand new dimensions. The Zephyr Field outfield walls are brought in to add excitement. The new dimensions in the left centerfield power alley bring the wall in from 420' to 385'. In centerfield from 410 to 400'. The wall is also padded for the first time in history.
June 13, 2004: Ryan Thompson drills a walk off home run in the Zephyrs win. It's just the second walk off homer in Zephyr Field history.
June 29, 2004: Mike Coolbaugh leads off the 10th inning with a walk-off home run to defeat the Albuquerque Isotopes 2-1.
July 14, 2004: The Astros promote Zephyrs pitching coach Jim Hickey and hitting coach Gary Gaetti to replace Burt Hooten and Harry Spilman. The pair help the great comeback story of the season as the Houston Astros claim the NL Wild Card.
July 15, 2004: Phil Hiatt drills his 16th homer of the season and his 400th career home run at Autozone Park in Memphis.
September 2, 2004: On the final home game of the 2004 season, Phil Hiatt and Mike Coolbaugh each hit their 30th homer of the year, the most by a Zephyr in a single season.
September 6, 2004: Royce Huffman starts at first base and participates in all 144 games for the Zephyrs in 2004, becoming the first Zephyr to play in every game.
September 22, 2004: The Z's enter into a two-year Player Development Contract with the Montreal Expos. The announcement ends an eight-year affiliation with the Houston Astros. The Expos move to Washington, D.C. and the Zephyrs affiliation is with the Washington Nationals.
January 17, 2005: The Zephyrs name Tim Foli its new manager. Foli becomes the 8th manager in franchise history.
May 2, 2005: Lance Berkman makes a return to Zephyr Field on a rehab assignment with the Round Rock Express.
May 23, 2005: Matt Cepicky drops a walk-off home run against the Salt Lake Stingers.
May 27, 2005: Nashville Sounds pitcher Rick Helling was impaled by part of a broken bat in a Sounds victory. Helling's evening came to a frightening end when part of Zephyrs catcher Craig Kuzmic's broken bat lodged in his arm. The former Major Leaguer was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.
June 13, 2005: Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood makes a rehab start for the Iowa Cubs against the Zephyrs at Principle Park. The sell-out crowd of 12,089 watches Wood pitch three innings and the Cubs win 8-5.
June 26, 2005: Infielder Rick Short has a 21-game hit streak snapped against Memphis. It's the longest hit streak in Zephyr history.
June 29, 2005: Brandon Watson reaches base for the 41st consecutive game, a new Z's record.
July 12, 2005: The Zephyrs cancel a three-game series vs. Iowa due to the threat Hurricane Dennis. The series is prior to the All-Star Break and the team goes six days without a game.
August 19, 2005: Rick Short hits two homers in the Zephyrs win and lifts his batting average to .402, the highest batting average in more than 40 years that late into the season. He would finish the season batting .383 and win the league's batting title.
August 26, 2005: The Zephyrs postpone their final three home games of the season against the Iowa Cubs due to Hurricane Katrina. The Zephyrs evacuate to Oklahoma City.
August 29, 2005: The day Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, the Zephyrs defeat Oklahoma RedHawks 10-7.
April 6, 2006: The Zephyrs open the 2006 season with a crowd of 11,006. It marks the largest opening day crowd in franchise history.
April 10, 2006: The Zephyrs and Memphis Redbirds play 16 innings in the longest game ever at Zephyr Field. Mike Vento's sacrifice fly gives the Zephyrs a 4-3 win.
April 13, 2006: The Zephyrs finish their opening homestand with a record of 7-1, the best start in franchise history.
April 15, 2006: Albuquerque's Mike Colangelo tied a PCL record by being hit by a pitch three times in one game. Zephyrs starter Andrew Good tied another league record by hitting four batters in one game.
May 3, 2006: The Memphis Redbirds hand the Zephyrs its 11th consecutive defeat in a 17-4 pounding in Memphis. The 11-game losing streak is a new franchise record.
May 5, 2006: The Music City Marathon... The Zephyrs and Nashville Sounds play a 24-inning game, matching the longest game in PCL history. The record was set in 1909 and previously matched only one time, in 1911.
May 6, 2006: The 24-inning game is finished, as the day before only 18 innings were played prior to curfew. On the evening of May 6th, six more innings were played. The Zephyrs would set 12 new franchise records on this date, including striking out a league-record 29 Nashville batters, and Mike Vento sets a Zephyrs single-game record with six hits. The Z's finally push across the winning run after Chris Schroder, who had pitched the 17th and 18th innings and remained in the game as the right fielder, walked with one out and came around to score on a Wiki Gonzalez RBI single.
May 27, 2006: The Zephyrs match the franchise record with 17 runs in a game, a 17-2 throttling of Oklahoma.
June 16, 2006: Zephyrs face seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens in Round Rock.
August 29, 2006: The Zephyrs attract a crowd of 7,429 on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Z's honored first responders of the disaster at the game. The team eclipsed the previous year's attendance that evening.
September 28, 2006: The Zephyrs announce a two-year player development contract with the New York Mets. The announcement ends the two-year agreement with the Washington Nationals.
September 29, 2006: The Pacific Coast League honors Zephyrs General Manager Mike Schline as Executive of the Year. He was recognized after the Zephyrs became the first professional team to begin its season in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina when they took the field on April 6, 2006. The team also raised its attendance for the second-straight season, finishing with a total attendance of 361,493.
June 9, 2007: The Zephyrs score a franchise-record 19 runs in a 19-4 win at Iowa. Jake Gautreau had six hits in seven at bats, scored five runs, hit four doubles, one homer and drove home eight runs.
June 10, 2007: Anderson Hernandez drills a home run on the first pitch of the game at Iowa. Z's win the series three games to one and out-scored the Cubs 52-24 in the series. The Z's hit nine homers and out-hit the Cubs 66-48 in the series. The Z's scored 18, 19 and nine runs in the three wins.
July 22, 2007: The Z's regain first place in a doubleheader sweep of Albuquerque. New Orleans improved its doubleheader record to a perfect 3-0 on the season. Jason Alfaro hits three home runs in the two games and drives in eight runs.
August 4, 2007: Jason Alfaro drills a sixth-inning grand slam in a Zephyrs win at Sacramento. The grand slam was a Zephyrs team record eighth slam of the season, including a club-record three slams from Alfaro.
August 22, 2007: Philip Humber takes a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Iowa Cubs. Humber allows a one-out single to pinch-hitter Jason Simokitis. I-Cubs rally and scored three 9th inning runs to spoil the start by Humber. Z's rally in the 10th to eventually win the game 4-3 on a bases-loaded walk to Andy Tracy.
September 2, 2007: Zephyrs defeat the Round Rock Express and clinch the PCL American South Division title. The Z's trailed a pair of teams by three games with eight games to play.
September 5, 2007: Robinson Cancel drills a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning to beat Nashville in Game 1 of the PCL Playoffs.
September 8, 2007: Kevin Mulvey deals seven scoreless innings as the Zephyrs defeat Nashville 6-0 and win the series, three games to one.
September 14, 2007: New Orleans scores three eighth-inning runs in Game 3 of the PCL Championship, but falls short to Sacramento 4-3 as the RiverCats sweep the series.
May 26, 2008: Valentino Pasucci's three-run double leads the Zephyrs to an 8-2 win over Albuquerque, finishing off a four-game sweep. Pascucci, who had led the PCL in homers for the Isotopes the year before, hit three in the series against his former team, including a walk-off blast in the opener and a solo shot in a 1-0 victory the following night.
June 1, 2008: For the second straight night, Chris Aguila hits two home runs as the Z's beat Round Rock, 7-5. Aguila also homers the next day, capping a stretch of four consecutive games with at least one home run against the Express. In those games, Aguila goes 11-for-18 with six homers and 11 RBI, and is named PCL Hitter of the Week.
June 17, 2008: The Zephyrs beat Iowa 11-3 in Marty Scott's debut as manager. Ken Oberkfell, in his second season as the Z's skipper, had been promoted to the New York Mets' coaching staff earlier in the day after the Mets dismissed manager Willie Randolph. It marked the second midseason managerial change in Zephyrs history.
July 9, 2008: Raul Casanova homers in each of his first two at-bats, including a third-inning grand slam, to tie the Zephyr Field record of six RBI in a game. The record is also held by Zephyr Daryle Ward (May 13, 1999) and Oklahoma's Pedro Valdes (May 21, 2000).
July 16, 2008: Willie Collazo becomes the first Zephyrs pitcher to start the Triple-A All-Star Game. He hurls a scoreless first inning against the International League All-Stars in Louisville, and the Pacific Coast League goes on to win 6-5.
July 19, 2008: In his final start before joining Team USA for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Brandon Knight ties the club record with 12 strikeouts, yielding just three hits over six scoreless innings of a 5-1 win over Albuquerque. He would go on to win a bronze in Beijing.
August 2, 2008: Valentino Pascucci becomes the first Zephyr to hit three home runs in a game at Zephyr Field, and later scores the winning run in a two-run bottom of the 10th rally as the Z's beat Tucson, 8-7.
August 29, 2008: The Zephyrs battle Nashville for four hours, during which it was announced that the game would be the season finale due to evacuations for Hurricane Gustav. The Z's score three times in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings, only to fall behind 10-9 in the 11th. But Chris Aguila delivers a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th, his second home run of the night, to give the Zephyrs an 11-10 walk-off win.
September 20, 2008: The Zephyrs ink a two-year player development contract with the Florida Marlins.
December 31, 2008: Edwin Rodriguez is named the 11th manager in New Orleans Zephyrs history.
May 6, 2009: The Zephyrs beat Round Rock 7-3, snapping a nine-game home losing streak to open the season.
July 15, 2009: Michael Ryan collects a pinch-hit double in the eighth inning of the PCL's loss to the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Portland. It marks the first hit by a Zephyr in the midsummer classic since Rick Short in 2005, and the first extra-base hit since Adam Everett in 2000.
July 26, 2009: Michael Ryan and John Lindsey hit consecutive home runs for the third time in the season to lead the Zephyrs past Memphis, 9-4, breaking the Zephyrs' club-record 13-game losing skid.
August 23, 2009: Hayden Penn tosses a seven-inning shutout in the Zephyrs' 6-0 win at Iowa, marking the fifth consecutive game the Z's were involved in a shutout. New Orleans won four of the contests.
June 18, 2010: The Zephyrs score a franchise-record 13 runs in the fourth inning of a 17-3 romp in Memphis.
June 23, 2010: For the second time in three years, the Z's face a midseason managerial change, as Edwin Rodriguez is promoted to Marlins interim manager following the firing of Fredi Gonzalez. Greg Norton, in his first season of coaching after a 13-year Major League career, assumes the role of manager and guides the Zephyrs to a 33-40 record the rest of the way.
July 28, 2010: Rick VandenHurk fires the Zephyrs' second consecutive complete game against Memphis, joining Sean West, who hurled a three-hit shutout the previous night. VandenHurk and West are the first Zephyrs tandem to record back-to-back complete games since Bob Scanlan and Wade Miller on June 9-10, 1999, in Vancouver.
September 6, 2010: With a two-run double in the third inning of the season finale, Brian Barden extends his hitting streak to 22 games, tying the franchise record set by David Newhan in 2007. Barden's 22-game streak is the longest in the PCL in 2010.
May 16, 2011: The Z's allow five unearned runs in the top of the ninth against Tacoma to fall behind 8-5, only to score four runs in the bottom of the inning in a dramatic victory. Trailing 8-6 and down to their final out with the bases loaded, Brad Davis laces the game-winning double.
May 23, 2011: Joe Thurston gets hit by a pitch three times in a 14-1 win at Sacramento, tying the PCL record held by six others, most recently Tucson's Carlos Quentin in 2005.
June 2, 2011: The Zephyrs smash team records in a 22-6 rout in Omaha. The Z's set new single-game team marks for runs scored, runs batted in (22) and total bases (46), with 17 of the 22 runs scoring over the final three innings. Josh Kroeger scores five times, tying another record.
June 12, 2011: Pitcher Sean West slugs home runs in each of his first two at-bats against Memphis's Brandon Dickson, and hurls 6.1 innings to earn his first victory of the season. West becomes the first Zephyrs pitcher to homer twice in a game.
July 7, 2011: For the first time, the Zephyrs land three players in the Triple-A All-Star Game: Victor Garate, Bryan Petersen and Vinny Rottino. Rottino is the only Zephyr to play in the game, as Garate was on the disabled list, and Petersen had been promoted to the Marlins.
December 19, 2011: Ron Hassey is named manager of the New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 13, 2012: The Zephyrs win 6-4 in Nashville to improve to 8-1, the best start in team history.
May 8, 2012: Luke Montz belts a three-run homer in the bottom of the 16th, giving the Zephyrs a 11-8 win over Tucson. The game matched the longest in Zephyr Field history and saw infielder Chase Lambin earn the win. Lambin pitched a scoreless inning after the Z's ran out of pitchers, becoming the first New Orleans position player to ever be the winning pitcher.
July 7, 2012: Chris Coghlan and Luke Montz each homer twice, part of a Zephyr Field-record seven home run onslaught from the Z's, who beat Oklahoma City, 9-5.
July 26, 2012: Chris Aguila's sixth-inning home run breaks a 1-1 tie and vaults him into first place on the New Orleans career home run chart, helping the Z's to a 5-1 win over Omaha. Aguila passes J.R. Phillips by hitting his 57th home run in a Zephyrs uniform.
August 17, 2012: Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th, the Zephyrs engineer a two-run rally to down Sacramento, 4-3, drawing within two games of first place with two weeks remaining in the season.
August 24, 2012: The Zephyrs hit three home runs, surpassing the single-season club record for home runs in a season, in a 6-0 win in Omaha. The Z's finish with 153 home runs, second-most in the PCL.
August 26, 2012: With Hurricane Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the Zephyrs are forced to move the first four games of their final homestand to Round Rock, where they are swept by the Express. In the aftermath of Isaac, the PCL cancels the remaining four games of the season, leaving the Z's with a 73-67 record, their first winning campaign in five years.