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Here’s four facts you didn’t know about the Kansas City Monarchs

The KC Monarchs just secured their third title in five years. Let’s celebrate by reviewing some of the most fascinating facts about the team.

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This is what winners look like.

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We are the champions, my friends. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Kansas City Monarchs defeated the Chicago Dogs with a walk-off hit in the ninth inning, securing their third title in five years.

Let’s celebrate by diving into some fun facts about the team.

  • The Kansas City Monarchs we know today were originally named the T-Bones. They were renamed in 2021 to honor KC’s defunct Negro National League team (the same one Jackie Robinson played for).
  • The original Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues.
  • The team is currently partnered with the Negro League Baseball Museum.
  • Its original logo featured a heart with the letters “KC” embedded, similar to the KC hearts you see floating around the city today.

Have a fun Kansas City Monarch fact you’d like to share? Let us know. Plus, check out our full Kansas City sports guide.

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