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Tulsa Drillers Under New Ownership

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ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa. ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa.
Lamson, along with former Mayor Kathy Taylor, in 2008, when a deal was approved to build a new ballpark downtown. Lamson, along with former Mayor Kathy Taylor, in 2008, when a deal was approved to build a new ballpark downtown.

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Chuck Lamson is no longer the owner of the Tulsa Drillers, the team announced Thursday morning.

The Drillers said Minority Owner, Went Hubbard, has purchased "100 percent" interest in the team. The deal has been approved by the Texas League, Minor League Basesball and Major League Baseball.  Hubbard owned the Drillers from 1986 until 2006.

Hubbard's two sons, Dale and Jeff Hubbard, will replace Lamson and serve as co-chairmen of the club.

"Jeff and I and our staff will continue to strive to give our fans a great place to come for relaxation and enjoyment. Our father set a good example for us to follow, and we intend to carry on his legacy." Dale Hubbard said in a statement on the team's website.

"I knew this day would eventually come, but it has arrived a little quicker than I imagined," Chuck Lamson said. "It is a bittersweet day for me as I have loved my 30-plus years with the Drillers, but I am excited about the new challenges that await me."

"I hope that my own legacy is that of helping to secure the future of the great game of professional baseball in the city of Tulsa with the opening and success of ONEOK Field," Lamsson added. "My family and I love Tulsa, and we will continue to be great fans of the Drillers."

The team's General Manager Mike Melega, as well as the front office staff, will remain intact.

7/10/2006 Related Story: Sale of Tulsa Drillers approved

Be sure to check OKBlitz.com later today for the latest.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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