Chicago River Bandits Baseball Club: Welcome

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Welcome to the official site of the Chicago River Bandits Baseball Club.  Chicagoland's Premier Adult Amateur Baseball Team.  Winners of the 2014 MSL National League Championship, 2008 MSL Central League Championship, 2006 MSL National League Championship, 2004 MSL Federal League Championship, 2002 MSL American League Championship, 2002 Central League Championship & 2002 Chicago NABA Championship. Now in its twenty third year playing in the Midwest Suburban League & Chicago North Men's Senior League. If you would like more information about the Bandits e-mail 

2017 AA & A River Bandits

River Bandits looking for players for 2018 Season

Looking For Players For The 2018 Season
If your interested in joining the River Bandits we are currently looking for players for the 2018 season. The Bandits feature three teams with different playing levels. 

The River Bandits have two teams in the Midwest Suburban League. Each team plays in separate divisions, with a separate 15-18 man roster. The league starts games in April and goes through September, strictly weekend games. 

Former college players, along with ex-Minor League players would be interested in the 25+ River Bandits . Play 25 games from late April through early August. Wood Bat only. Looking for all positions.

If your interested in being added to our e-mail list, send us an e-mail at Include your Name, Age, experience and positions that you play.

2018 all star game
The 2018 MSL All-Stars
Sunday, July 8
MSL River Bandits Reach All-Star Break

The MSL River Bandits were represnted by six players at the 2018 All-Star Game. The game took place at Schaumburg Boomer Stadium in Schaumburg, IL on Saturday, July 7th. 

The River Bandits represented the North Division of the Central League taking on the South Division. River Bandits  all-star represntatives included Matt Bronstein, Brad Anderson, Jared Anderson, Dylan Powell, Tristan Hunt and Joe Ona.

Home field advantage was on the line during this contest.The North Divison fell short of victory against the South Division. The South Divison will now secure home field advantage during the championship series this Fall.


Monday, June 11
MSL River Bandits Secure First Place

Manager Joe Ona exchanging line up cards with Bucs Manager Luis Berrios

On Sunday, the MSL River Bandits looked to extend their winning streak to a season high three games as they take on the Bucs who come in with a 4 game winning streak.

On the mound for the River Bandits was tough lefty Rob Lowe, making his 2nd start of the season. Lowe had some control issues as he gave up 5 runs in 6 innings of work.

The offense continues to get quality at bats, working deep into counts, and as a result more runners on base. Eddy Gnadt had a season high 3 HBPs, adding to his lead in that category.

The game was finally put away as Alan Cardington stepped up to the plate in the 8th inning. He launched a liner over the centerfielder for the Bandits 1st inside the park home run of the year and 2nd home run over all.

The Bandits come away with the 16-6 victory, their 3rd win in a row and propelled into first place in the Central North Division. The MSL River Bandits take on the Wraiths on Sunday at Wing Park.

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Brad Anderson finished with 5 RBIs against The Devils
Saturday, June 9
CNMSBL River Bandits Win Night Game Against Devils

The CNSBL River Bandits took on the Devils under the lights on Friday Night. Unlike the last game, they did not have any need for late game heroics.

Ben Allison making his second start of the season was dominant. He pitched a complete game, striking out 13, giving up 4 hits and an unearned run.

The offense continues to heat up as the Bandits scored 11 runs lead by Brad Anderson's 5 RBI day. The Bandits were also on a tear on the base paths as the team swiped a season high 7 stolen bases.

Manager Joe Ona has preached on a aggressive, yet controlled, approach while being on base. The Bandits did show a lot of grit as they closed the game with scoring 4 runs in the 7th after two outs.

The CNSBL River Bandits are looking to avenge early season loses as they take on the Power on Monday and the Astros on Friday of next week.

Sunday, June 3
Winning Continues for MSL River Bandits

Early Saturday morning saw the MSL River Bandits take on the division leading Punishers at Lake Park High School in Roselle. Once again Brennan Baker got the call and pitched beautifully. Despite giving up his first runs of the season early in the game, he bounced back and completed the 8 inning game giving him another win.

The River Bandits came from an early 2-0 deficit as they tied the game in the 3rd, took the lead in the 5th, and then put the game out of reach with a 6 run 6th inning.

Outfielder Mike Kallay put another showing for ROY as he blasted his first home run of the season that gave the River Bandits their first lead of the game from which they did not trail again.

The River Bandits look to continue their hot hand with the Bucs on Sunday at Heritage Park in Wheeling.



Saturday, June 2
Chicago North MSBL Bandits Shut Out By Rippers

The CNMSBL River Bandits took on the defending champions Rippers, led by former River Bandit Mickey Martin at Oakton Community College Baseball Field.

On the mound to begin his Bandit debut was Ben Allison. He shined brightly in the twilight as he held the Rippers to no runs in his 3 innings of pitching.

Unfortunately the Bandits were not able to put an offense together as they fall to the Rippers 6-0.

Interm manager Gary Farr said after the game, "Despite our depleted roster, were not out matched and we were still able to compete. I feel confident that once the game time is favorable we can play against the reigning champs and give them an even better game."

 The CNMSBL River Bandits take on the Astros on Monday and the Devils on Friday of this week.

Sunday, May 20
Offense Struggles Against Cobras

Dylan Powell struck out 10 Cobra batters

The Chicago River Bandits contest on Saturday, May 19th against the Cobras (3-1) resulted in a 3-1 loss. The River Bandits (3-1) came into the game with two straight wins.

Dylan Powell started the game and pitched a complete game with 10 strike outs and giving up only 2 earned runs. The only runs from the Cobras came in the 8th inning. The match up saw great defensive and pitching from both teams.

The Bandits struggled at the plate with only manufacturing one run in the 7th inning. The Bandits left 14 runners on base. Manager Joe Ona expressed his frustration after the game. "We need score early in the game and not wait until later innings" Ona said. "It is really unfourntate we could not manufacture runs for Dylan, he pitched one hell of a game."

The River Bandits continue play Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th against division rival Swingers at 1 p.m.



Monday, May 7
Pitching Dominates Against The Bombers

Starter Brennan Baker struck out 14 batters
Sunday morning action saw the Midwest Suburban League River Bandits take on last year's Central League Cy Young award winner Andrew Montesantos and the Bombers (1-2). The River Bandits (2-1) saw great pitching from the combination of Brennan Baker, Jared Anderson, and Rob Lowe.

Brennan started the contest and struck out 14 in only 6 innings of work while giving up 0 runs. Jared struck out 4 in two innings of work as Rob struck out two in the 9th to close out the game. The Bombers were able to hold the River Bandits to only 3 runs in 7 innings of work.

The Bandits had men in scoring position in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th innings with less than two outs but failed to score a run.In the bottom of the 8th, the Bandits put the game away by plating 6 runs, 4 before recording an out.

Mike Kallay made his River Bandits debut memorable as he doubled in his first at bat and having two hit day. The MSL Bandits will be back in action after the Mothers Day Bye Week with a double header against the always dangerous Cobras on Saturday, May 19th.



Monday, February 18
Majestic Fleece Pullover $45

Majestic Pull Over Fleece $45

River Bandits Majestic Pullover Fleece.

Available in Red & Black.

Large & X-Large.


AA MSL River Bandits


MSL American League River Bandits

2014 American League Champions

2012 American League South Divison Champions
2011 American League Playoffs
2009 National League Playoffs
2008 National League North Division Champions
2007 National League North Division Champions
2006 National League Champions
2006 National League North Division Champions
2005 National League North Division Champions
2004 Federal League Champions
2003 MSL National League Semi-Finalist
2002 MSL American League Champions
2001 MSL Central League Runner-Ups

Games & directions are now located at bottom of Home page Click on title for photos of the MSL River Bandits

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MSL Central League Bandits 

2014 MSL Central League Playoffs

2010 MSL American League Playoffs
2008 MSL Central League Champions
2007 MSL American League North Division Champions
2005 MSL Central League Playoffs
2004 MSL Central League Playoffs
2003 MSL Central West Division Champions
2002 MSL Central League Champions
2002 Chicago NABA League Champions
2001 NABA Chicago League Semi-Finalists 
2000 NABA Chicago League Semi-Finalists 

Games & directions are now located at bottom of Home page Click on title for photos of the MSL Bandits

Thursday, January 11
Fall River Bandits

2017 Record 10-2
2016 Record 9-3 
2015 Record 9-3 
2014 Record 8-4 
2013 Record 9-3 
2012 Record 7-5    
2011 Record 7-2   
2010 Record 6-5
2009 Record 9-2
2008 Record 10-1
2007 Record 9-3



The Chicago River Bandits Hotline is 312-884-1272. For new player information leave a message after the welcome.  312-884-1CRB.

When you need team info, updates & rain out information.

River Bandits Merchandise for sale

Graphite and Red Shorts $25
Look under "Bandits Merchandise" for your chance to pick up River Bandits gear. T-shirts, hats, shorts, fleece and jackets available.

Player Profiles Updated for 2013

Each week three players will be featured on the HOME page with updated information from the 2013 season. Click on the players name to see his profile. All players profiles can be accessed from the left menu under "Player Roster".

Tristan Hunt Player Profile


Gary Farr Player Profile


Kyle Gruber Player Profile


Bandits looking for 2015 Sponsors

The Chicago River Bandits are looking for sponsors for the 2015 season.

If interested contact us at 312-884-1272 and/or check under sponsor page for more information.

The Chicago River Bandits would like to thank Hooters O'Hare for sponsorship of our 2014 season.


All team members sign up

Players sign up on the web site to view Player Only material like stats, photos and Bandits gear.

Saturday, October 25
River Bandits Win 2014 American League Championship

2014 American League Champions

The AA River Bandits won their 6th League Championship beating the St. Charles Indians 2 games to none.



Hooters Photos

River Bandits At Hooter's O'Hare

Hooters O'Hare has been a sponsor of the Chicago River Bandits for nine years.

Over the years we have taken some photos at our favorite place for wings.


Garrett Dore Bats
Go to Menu and look under "Bandits Photos" for pictures of all Bandit members. Photos are updated during the season.

Monday, December 14
Join The Chicago River Bandits On FACEBOOK


The Chicago River Bandits invite you to join them on FACEBOOK.  Share photos and News on their page.  Get updates and party information.

Click on photo for link to our FACEBOOK page.

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