It seems Mark Brandmeyer’s path was paved for him long before he was born.
As the new owner of the Kansas City T-Bones baseball club, Brandmeyer comes from a long history of baseball and wholesale meat.
His grandfather was the owner of the American Meat Company that once stood at 2448 Broadway, as well as a semi-pro baseball team in Kansas City.
His father, a journeyman butcher by the age of 16, was the club’s batboy.
Today, Brandmeyer is the new owner of the Kansas City T-Bones and is mere weeks away from the club’s first exhibition game.
The Kansas City T-Bones, originally the Duluth-Superior Dukes, have played 17 seasons at the T-Bones Stadium (formerly Community America Ballpark) in Kansas City since June 2003.
The team name and mascot, Sizzle the bull, were selected in fan contests and reflect the strong ties of the city to the Kansas City stockyards in the West Bottoms that thrived from 1871 to 1991, the same time and space where Brandmeyer’s grandfather’s wholesale…