Minor League Baseball cancels its 2020 season

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The Staten Island Yankees host the Aberdeen IronBirds on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

The Minor League Baseball season was over before it started.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for 2020.

“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner said in a statement. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”

Minor League Baseball began as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. It was founded on Sept. 5, 1901.

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