Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Lake Monsters announced today that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been shelved, due to the impacts of COVID-19. As a result of a decision by Major League Baseball to not send players to their affiliates, there will be no Minor League Baseball games played in any city in the country this year. See MLB statement below.
“The present challenges and restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made it impossible for us to host a season,” says General Manager Joe Doud. The Lake Monsters have been playing in Burlington since 1994, as first the Vermont Expos, and now as the Vermont Lake Monsters.
“We look forward to continuing to be a part of the community this summer, in ways that we are able to make an impact” says Doud. “Just because we won’t be playing games, doesn’t mean that we have given up on providing a fun, memorable experiences for families this summer.”
To stay up to date on Lake Monsters information, visit their social media channels, or www.vermontlakemonsters.com.
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.
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.
Source: BURLINGTON- The Vermont Lake Monsters 6.30.2020