Minor League Baseball will not have a season.
MiLB President Pat O’Conner is disheartened to make the announcement.
“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,” O’Conner said.
The cancellation of the MiLB season means the Altoona Curve and State College Spikes will not play baseball this summer.
Altoona General Manager Derek Martin is disheartened by the situation.
“We are obviously very saddened by the news that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season is officially canceled,” Martin said. “However, the safety of our fans, employees and the players that take the field are much more important.”
That disappointment is shared by the State College front office. The team’s social media accounts revealed a statement.
“We miss the smiles, shared experiences and all-inclusive sense of community the Spikes and Minor League Baseball stand for,” team officials wrote in a release.
Minor League Baseball has been in existence since 1901.