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Friday, January 22, 2021

Kansas City T-Bones renamed Monarchs in move to honor Negro League team

The Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association are being renamed the Kansas City Monarchs after the team that played in the Negro Leagues.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum signed a licensing agreement with Mark Brandmeyer’s MaxFun Entertainment, owner of the minor league team.

The original Monarchs were founded in 1920 and won the first Negro League World Series in 1924. The team played in the Negro National League from 1920 to 1931 and the Negro American League from 1937 to 1961, with independent stints from 1932 to 1936 and 1962 to 1965.

“This exciting partnership celebrates Kansas City’s rich baseball heritage and becomes an important extension of the work we’re doing to educate the public about the history of the Negro Leagues,” Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick said in a statement Thursday. “We are thrilled that the proud legacy of the great Kansas City Monarchs will take the field again and look forward to sharing our story through a myriad of opportunities made possible through this historic alliance.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 22, 2021 at 08:11 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: January 22, 2021 at 09:32 AM (#6001145)
The vegetarian community applauds this decision. It is long overdue.

Seriously. This was a good idea. Well done.
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: January 22, 2021 at 09:47 AM (#6001146)

Well done.

And rare.
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM (#6001149)
So do the T-Bones / Monarchs have more than one or two African American players?
   4. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:20 AM (#6001151)
Article about what the Museum has to license:

Museum trademarks
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:39 AM (#6001157)
This seems like an appropriate place to note that Henry Aaron has passed away. This somehow feels like the unkindest cut of them all.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:46 AM (#6001161)
This somehow feels like the unkindest cut of them all.

Indeed. That stings.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: January 22, 2021 at 01:43 PM (#6001236)
This somehow feels like the unkindest cut of them all.

ah, the poignant double entendre - something pulled off about as rarely as 'the roommate switch.'

   8. Rally Posted: January 22, 2021 at 01:58 PM (#6001240)
Monarchs has to be one of the coolest team names in the history of sports.
   9. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 22, 2021 at 03:19 PM (#6001260)
Monarchs has to be one of the coolest team names in the history of sports.

It was, which is why they probably should've left it alone. (Besides, T-Bones was a perfectly cromulent, and unique, nickname.)
   10. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 22, 2021 at 03:26 PM (#6001261)
   11. The Honorable Ardo Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:11 PM (#6001330)
Greatest Kansas City Monarchs (please correct/add if I miss anyone)

C: Quincy Trouppe, Elston Howard
1B: Buck O'Neil
2B: Jackie Robinson
SS: Ernie Banks
3B: Newt Joseph
OF: Turkey Stearns, Cristobal Torriente, Williard Brown

Rotation: Satchel Paige, Joe Rogan, Jose Mendez, Andy Cooper, Hilton Smith

Bench players: Dobie Moore, Hurley McNair, Newt Allen, Heavy Johnson, Hank Thompson
Extra pitchers: Connie Johnson, Chet Brewer, Rube Currie, Booker McDaniels

A team that could beat you in a lot of different ways - power pitching, slugging, small ball. Pick your poison.
   12. Gch Posted: January 22, 2021 at 11:57 PM (#6001345)
I'd probably want to pick someone other than Buck at first. Tank Carr is one option, one of the outfielders could move to first and let Rogan play OF when he's not pitching, Heavy Johnson played first for a few games in a Cuban league, or you could even move Jackie to first and let Allen play 2B.
   13. gef, talking mongoose & suburban housewife Posted: January 23, 2021 at 03:38 PM (#6001378)
Monarchs has to be one of the coolest team names in the history of sports.

When I was a kid making up my own basketball league (paging J. Henry Waugh), its inaugural champion was the Montreal Monarchs.

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