Anderson Monarchs Home Games (x2)
Anderson Monarchs Home Game 1- 11 and Under
Visit the Snack Shack for hot dogs, water ice and other refreshments. Proceeds support the Monarchs.
About the Monarchs . . .
The Anderson Monarchs Baseball Club, named after the Kansas City Monarchs, the most famous of Negro League teams, was established in 1995. The teams grew out of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philadelphia. As the only predominantly African American club to compete in the best leagues and tournaments in the area, the Monarchs have, like Jackie Robinson, broken down barriers and shattered stereotypes wherever they’ve competed. Their hard work, disciplined style of play, and unprecedented success has completely reshaped the common perception of inner city
kids and baseball.
This current Monarchs team of 10 & 11 year-olds have captured the Philadelphia “A” League City Championship in each of the past two years.
On top of that, in 2011 they were runners-up at the Sports at the Beach July 4th Baseball Tournament in Delaware, featuring some of the best 10 year-old teams from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions. More amazingly, this same group of kids has also won city titles in basketball, outdoor soccer, and indoor soccer. Most importantly, seven of the players have gained admission to some of the best private schools in the Philadelphia area.
The Monarchs train year round at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, the future home of the next MLB Urban Youth Academy. They are living, shining examples of what is possible, athletically and academically, when inner city kids are afforded opportunities to succeed.