Joe CalfapietraManager & Director of Baseball Operations
Joe Calfapietra was announced as the T-Bones' sixth manager on Nov. 30, 2016. Calfapietra (pronounced Cal-fa-pee-ay-tra), 46, brings to Kansas City an overall record of 848-740 in 17 seasons as a manager, all at the independent level. Calfapietra spent the past 14 seasons as the manager of the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League. Only four of those 14 teams did not reach the postseason. The Jackals won the league championship in 2004, at the end of Calfapietras second season in New Jersey, and then his teams reached the league championship series in five consecutive seasons, 2011-15. In 2016, the Jackals went 62-38, before losing in the first round of the Can-Am playoffs.