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Baseball's Kansas City Monarchs Will Play Again

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The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
The Kansas City Monarchs disbanded in 1965 but their place in baseball history will be honored as a new franchise will carry the storied team's name.

In a deal with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a team from the American Association will take on the Monarchs name.

The team formerly known as the Kansas City T-Bones ran into problems paying its rent and utility bills and was evicted from its home field in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Now under new ownership, the organization made a deal with the museum to change its name and tell the story of the preeminent and longest-playing team of the Negro Leagues.

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