Kalamazoo Kings

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Team History[edit]

The Kalamazoo Kings are a former minor league baseball team from Kalamazoo, MI. The Kings were brought into the independent Frontier League in 2001 as an expansion team by local Kalamazoo businessman Bill Wright. The Kings filled the gap left by the departure of the Kalamazoo Kodiaks following the 1998 season. By their mission statement, The Kalamazoo Kings are dedicated to being champions on and off the field. Kings players, owners and managers are involved in mentoring, motivational speaking, fundraising, and school reading programs, as well as hosting and operating the Challenger Little League Program. The Kalamazoo Kings intentionally created an environment where the fans and families of southwest Michigan could experience great baseball at an affordable price, in a setting where Baseball could act as stewardship to the community.

Games are broadcast on WQSN 1660 AM


  • King Louie

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  • Queen Lulu

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Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2001 25-59 10th Andy McCauley (11-39) / Woody Sorrell (14-20)
2002 46-38 4th Woody Sorrell Lost in 1st round
2003 33-56 10th Ed Stabile (17-26) / Matt Kent (16-30)
2004 51-47 7th Fran Riordan
2005 53-43 4th Fran Riordan League Champs
2006 47-49 5th Fran Riordan
2007 51-45 5th Fran Riordan
2008 60-36 1st (t) Fran Riordan Lost League Finals
2009 58-38 1st Fran Riordan Lost in 1st round
2010 28-68 12th Jamie Keefe (7-31) / Matt Maloney (21-37)

Championships and Honors[edit]

  • 2005 Frontier League Champions
  • 2005 Michigan Governor's Service Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship

Kings Alumni in Organized Baseball as of 2007[edit]