Quad Cities River Bandits
- Location: Davenport, IA
- League: Midwest League, 2008-2019; High-A Central 2021; Midwest League 2022-
- Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals, 2008-2012; Houston Astros, 2013-2019; Kansas City Royals 2021-present
- Ballpark: Modern Woodmen Park
The Quad Cities River Bandits, of the High-A Midwest League and briefly in High-A Central, broke precedent by taking a regional name in 1960 - yet the area's cities using a regional brand was already nearly a century old. The Kansas City Royals farmhands play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA.
The wild success of MLB's 2021 Field of Dreams Game, played on the farm where the famous film was shot, generated at least one more on August 11, 2022. A few weeks into that season, MLB announced a precursor between eastern Iowa's two minor league teams - the Bandits and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Although Cedar Rapids is 20 miles closer to the farm than the Quad Cities, the Bandits were designated the home team. Both teams used throw-back nicknames - the Bandits using the Davenport Blue Sox ID they used during three stretches between 1913 and 1937 with the Kernels using the Cedar Rapids Bunnies moniker of 1904-1932. The Sox won, 7-2, in front of 7,532 fans.
MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization raised the Bandits, and most of the Midwest League, one level. Originally listed for elimination, they squeaked through as MLB winnowed the MwL from 16 teams to 12 and switched the Bandits from the Houston Astros to the Royals.
The Bandits play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Bandidos del Rio de las Ciudades Cuádaruples, a straight translation of their full brand.