Kansas City to be represented in RBI World Series

PHOENIX -- A Kansas City, Kan., team is among 24 teams advancing to the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series.

KCK RBI will compete for the first time in the senior baseball division (ages 16-18) with seven other teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area starting on Friday.

There also will be championships in junior baseball (ages 13-15) and softball (ages 19 and under), all hosted by the Texas Rangers.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.