KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Monarchs clinched their third American Association title against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks on Monday night.
The Monarchs defeated the RedHawks 8-1 to sweep the best-of-five series 3-0.
It’s been quite the season for Kansas City, as they finished the 2021 season with the best record in the American Association. They finished with a record of 69-31, won the South Division, and went undefeated in the postseason.
The Monarchs were rebranded under new ownership in January after being founded as the Kansas City T-Bones.
“We’re excited to celebrate with our 3,200 fans that were here, the hundreds of thousands of fans that came out all season. Best record in the American Association, tied a record for wins at home, and to do it here last night was the most amazing thing ever. We’re so happy,” Jay Hinrichs, President and General Manager of the Monarchs, said.
The team was rebranded from the Kansas City T-Bones to the Kansas City Monarchs prior to the 2021 season and joined the 12 team American Association. The league has a partnership with the historic and popular Negro Leagues Baseball Museum that is located in Kansas City, Missouri, attracting tens of thousands of tourists per year.