KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City Monarchs’ championship season has earned a special honor.
Through a proclamation from Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Tyrone Garner, November 1, 2023 will be known as Kansas City Monarchs Day in in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.
“This is an incredible honor for our organization,” Monarchs owner Mark Brandmeyer said. “The Monarchs are proud to represent Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County, and we treasure our relationship with the community. We’re proud to celebrate another championship with our great fans and look forward to more success in the future!”
The Monarchs defeated the Chicago Dogs 3-1 in the 2023 Wolff Cup Finals, capping off the American Association title with a thrilling walk-off win at Legends Field on September 20. It was the Monarchs’ third championship in five seasons.
The Monarchs (formally known as the T-Bones) have played at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas since 2003. 2023 was their 20th season of professional baseball in Kansas City, Kansas.
About the Kansas City Monarchs
The Kansas City Monarchs are a professional baseball team in the American Association, an MLB Partner League. This year, they are celebrating their 20th year of baseball in Kansas City, Kansas. In 2020, the team partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and changed their name from the T-Bones to the Monarchs in honor of the legendary Negro League franchise that played from 1920 to 1965. The Monarchs won ten Negro American League championships and two Negro League World Series championships in their history. The team featured numerous notable players over the years, including Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Buck O’Neil.