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 Midwest League and briefly in High-A Central, took the regional locale name in 1962. The Kansas City Royals farmhands play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA.
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.
Davenport professional ball traces to 1879. Over the next 40 years, Davenport and the Illinois cities Rock Island and Moline began calling themselves the Tri-Cities. Around the time then-Municipal Stadium opened in 1931, East Moline, IL, was getting into the act and the name "Quad Cities" was born. Bettendorf, IA, passed East Moline in population in the late 1940s, but an effort to rebrand as "Quint Cities" failed.
In 1992, the Quad City Angels became known as the Quad City River Bandits (note the singular City). They changed their name to the Swing of the Quad Cities in 2004, then adopted Quad Cities River Bandits after the 2007 campaign.
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.