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.