Kansas City T-Bones

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Kansas City T-Bones
Kansas City T-Bones logo
Founded 2003
League Northern League
2003-2010
American Association
2011
Team History Kansas City T-Bones
2003-2019
Ballpark CommunityAmerica Ballpark
Based in Kansas City, Kansas
Team Colors maroon, black, gold
Owner John Ehlert
Manager Joe Calfapietra
Championships 2 (2008, 2018)
Division Titles none
Mascot "Sizzle"


The Kansas City T-Bones were an independent league team based out of Kansas City, Kansas and played in CommunityAmerica Ballpark. They joined the Northern League in 2003 when the Duluth-Superior Dukes moved to town. They shared the same metropolitan area as the American League's Kansas City Royals, who are based in Kansas City, Missouri. The T-Bones qualified for the 2008 playoffs by finishing 4th in the six-team league, and won the Northern League championship, winning six of seven post-season games. After a second-place finish in the eight-team league in 2010, they won the first round of the playoffs and were beaten in the final round.

In October 2010, the T-Bones and three other teams (Fargo-Moorhead, Gary, and Winnipeg) left the Northern League to join the American Association.

In 2021 the team was renamed the Kansas City Monarchs, honoring the Negro League team of the same name.

Local Radio: KXTR-AM 1660

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2003 43-46 5th Al Gallagher
2004 48-48 7th Al Gallagher Lost in 1st round
2005 45-49 8th Al Gallagher
2006 45-51 5th Al Gallagher
2007 44-52 6th Andy McCauley
2008 46-50 4th Andy McCauley Champions
2009 46-50 4th Andy McCauley Lost in 1st round
2010 58-42 2nd Tim Doherty Lost League Finals
2011 48-52 8th (t) Tim Doherty
2012 51-49 7th Kenny Hook
2013 40-60 11th Kenny Hook
2014 48-52 6th (t) John Massarelli
2015 49-50 6th John Massarelli
2016 42-58 9th John Massarelli
2017 57-43 6th Joe Calfapietra
2018 62-37 2nd Joe Calfapietra Champions
2019 58-42 4th Joe Calfapietra Lost in 1st round

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