A new season and a new major league affiliation - Thursday the Quad Cities River Bandits announced their schedule for the 2021 season. They'll play 120 games, starting on the road on May 4th against the South Bend Cubs.
Following the re-organization of the minor leagues last fall, the River Bandits moved from the Class-A level to the High-A level, and switched affiliations from Houston to Kansas City.
Opponents in the new High-A Central league will include some familiar names from the Midwest League, including Cedar Rapids, Beloit, Peoria, South Bend, and Wisconsin. But lost in the reorganization from the minor leagues are Clinton and Burlington.