The American Association
Your Monarchs play in the American Association of Professional Baseball, an MLB Partner League. The league’s 12 teams are not directly affiliated with MLB organizations, which means winning games for their fans is their top priority.
Founded in 2006, the American Association has established itself as the premier MLB Partner League in North America. The Association has an extensive geographic reach, stretching from Canada to Chicago to Texas.
The league is split into two divisions (East and West) of six teams each. The Monarchs play in the West division. The regular season lasts 100 games, starting in mid-May and ending on Labor Day. The top four teams from each division at the end of the regular season advance to the playoffs.
The first two rounds of the playoffs are best-of-three series, with one team from each division advancing to the best-of-five Miles Wolff Cup Finals. The winner of that series is crowned league champion.
The Monarchs organization has won two American Association championships. The club’s most recent title came in 2021, where the Monarchs won a league-best 69 games in the regular season.. Manager Joe Calfapietra led his team to an undefeated postseason on their way to the title.
Past American Association Champions
- 2006 – Fort Worth Cats
- 2007 – Fort Worth Cats
- 2008 – Sioux Falls Canaries
- 2009 – Lincoln Saltdogs
- 2010 – Shreveport-Bossier Captains
- 2011 – Grand Prairie AirHogs
- 2012 – Winnipeg Goldeyes
- 2013 – Gary SouthShore RailCats
- 2014 – Wichita Wingnuts
- 2015 – Laredo Lemurs
- 2016 – Winnipeg Goldeyes
- 2017 – Winnipeg Goldeyes
- 2018 – Kansas City T-Bones
- 2019 – St. Paul Saints
- 2020 – Milwaukee Milkmen
- 2021 – Kansas City Monarchs
- 2022 – Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
For more on the American Association, check out the league’s official website, www.aabaseball.com.