KANSAS CITY, Kan – The Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League of Professional Baseball are currently two wins away from heading to the postseason for the fourth time in franchise history, their second since moving to Kansas City in 2003. Kansas City is currently tied with the Gary Southshore RailCats for first place in the South Division. The T-Bones are currently in the middle of a pivotal series with the division rival RailCats at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
The T-Bones need to win just two of the next four games with Gary to become the Northern League second half South Division champions. If the T-Bones make the postseason, Kansas City will host the first two games of the five-game divisional series on Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5. The final three games would be played at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
The T-Bones last trip to the playoffs was in 2004 when the T-Bones won the second half title. Kansas City was eliminated from the postseason when they lost to the Schaumburg Flyers, then managed by current T-Bones skipper Andy McCauley, in five games. Their first trip came in 1997 when the team won their only championship, beating the Winnipeg Goldeyes three game to two. The other appearance came in 2000 when they were swept in the championship series by the Adirondack Lumberjacks. Both playoff appearances came while the team was playing in Duluth-Superior as the Dukes.