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2020 is officially the year of the Bandits

June 30, 2020

CHUKARS 2020 SEASON OFFICIALLY CANCELED Minor League Baseball 2020 Season Called Off Due To Worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic IDAHO FALLS— Minor League Baseball announced today that the 2020 baseball season has been officially canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time a Minor League Baseball season has

CHUKARS 2020 SEASON OFFICIALLY CANCELED

Minor League Baseball 2020 Season Called Off Due To Worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic

IDAHO FALLS— Minor League Baseball announced today that the 2020 baseball season has been officially canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time a Minor League Baseball season has been canceled since its inception in 1901.

“While we are heartbroken that we will not be able to provide our community the Minor League Baseball experience in 2020 that they have come to expect here at Melaleuca Field, for the safety of our fans, players and staff, we understand why this decision had to be made.” said Kevin Greene, President and General Manager of the Idaho Falls Chukars. “We would like to graciously thank our corporate partners, season ticket members, fans, and community for your continued and unwavering support during this period.”

For more information or questions, please reach out by email to [email protected] or call 208-522-8363.

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Official Release from the MiLB

2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved

St. Petersburg, Fla., June 30, 2020 — Major League Baseball™ (MLB™) has informed Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 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,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “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, which began as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, was founded on Sept. 5, 1901.

Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner will be available to Minor League Baseball team beat writers and national baseball writers from news outlets to discuss today’s announcement at 6 p.m. EDT. For a link to the digital press conference, email Jeff Lantz at _[email protected]_**.**

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*About Minor League Baseball *

Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. In 2019, Minor League Baseball attracted over 41.5 million fans to its ballparks to see baseball’s future stars and experience affordable family-friendly entertainment that has been a staple of Minor League Baseball since 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com. Follow Minor League Baseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.