Lou Schwechheimer, who brought minor league baseball back to Wichita, has died.
The owner of the Wind Surge never saw his team play in its new stadium because the 2020 season was canceled by the pandemic.
The team said in a news release Wednesday that Schwechheimer died of complications from Covid-19. He was 62.
“There are no words to express the loss of the entire Wind Surge family,” Jared Forma, the team’s senior vice president and general manager said in a statement. “Lou was truly one of a kind, someone who never met a stranger.