BASEBALL’S MINOR LEAGUES CANCEL THEIR SEASONS:
Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday (June 30th) because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it’s ever happened, with the expected announcement coming from the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. The organization’s president, Pat O’Connor, warned that more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing unless they got assistance from government or the private sector, saying, “We are a fans-in-the-stands business. We don’t have national TV revenues.”
The move affects more than 150 such clubs, including Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in Indianapolis (Class AAA) and Altoona (Class AA).