The Kansas City T-Bones are a professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Kansas, in the United States. The T-Bones are a member of the Northern League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From the 2003 season to the present, the T-Bones have played their home games at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
The team was previously known as the Duluth-Superior Dukes (representing Duluth, MN and Superior, WI), which had won the Northern League championship 1997, though league records do not reflect such continuity.
The T-Bones broke ground on CommunityAmerica Ballpark September 4th, 2002, and just over nine months later played their first home game on June 6th, 2003.
The team's mascot is named "Sizzle". On Oct. 16, 2006, the T-Bones announced the firing of manager, "Dirty" Al Gallagher, who had been the team's first and only manager. Andy McCauley replaced him. Gallagher has been in professional baseball since 1965 when he was the fourteenth player overall selected, taken in the first round by the San Francisco Giants, and took another managing job with the St. Joseph Blacksnakes.
|First Half||Second Half||Overall|
|2003||West||20-25||4th||23-21||2nd||43-46||.483||Did not qualify|
|2004||South||20-28||4th||28-20||1st||48-48||.500||Lost semi-final 3-2|
|2005||South||27-19||2nd||18-30||5th||45-49||.479||Did not qualify|
|2006||South||22-26||3rd||23-25||3rd||45-51||.469||Did not qualify|
|2007||South||18-30||4th||26-22||2nd||44-52||.458||Did not qualify|
|2008||single division||no split season||4th||46-50||.479||Won semi-final 3-0; won championship 3-1|
The team plans a parade of dogs up for adoption at nearby animal shelters. The team will wear black and white striped uniforms reminiscent of prison uniforms, and the visiting Gary SouthShore RailCats will wear bright orange uniforms reminiscent of prison jumpsuits. The teams were also supposed to be brought out in shackles and unlocked by their respected managers. Along with spot lights and sirens going off as the teams entered the playing field.
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