Frontier League postpones start of 2020 season

Frontier League postpones start of 2020 season

SAUGET, Ill. (WFIE) - The Frontier League announced they are officially delaying the scheduled May 14 start of the 2020 Frontier League season due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The League, which is the largest independent baseball league in North America, will continue to monitor the situation, and announce a start date for the 2020 season at the appropriate time.

“The safety of our fans, players and team employees is our highest priority at this time,” Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee stated. “We are committed to doing everything in our power to play baseball in 2020 and will continue to track the pandemic as well as Federal, State and local social distancing requirements in all of our markets.”

The Frontier League has also announced the delay of the League’s annual Tryout Camp and Draft scheduled for April 27 and 28 in Avon, Ohio.

“It is our goal to hold our tryout camp, spring training and start our season as soon as possible," Lee added. “Our Board of Directors is meeting weekly to monitor and discuss the situation, and we will provide updates as the pandemic progresses. We ask all of our fans, players and staff members to follow the recommendations of Federal, State and their local health officials, in hopes of slowing the spread of this virus.”

Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Courtesy: Frontier League

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