Minor League Baseball announced today that the 2020 season has officially been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“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.”

“This official announcement comes with great sadness, as we know how much R-Phils baseball means to you, and to us. We miss seeing all of our Phillies Double A players – working hard toward their dream of making the big leagues” said Scott Hunsicker, General Manager of the Reading Fightin Phils.

“We know how much those players are missing baseball right now and we are excited to see them play again next season. And most of all, we miss all of you, our fans, for you are the reason that we all love working here – throwing 70 baseball parties for our fans each season is what drives us to be great.”

R-Phils fans can rest assured that the team will do right by them says Hunsicker. “We will treat you the way that we would want to be treated. We will make sure that all fans and partners are accommodated and ready to enjoy R-Phils baseball again in the Spring of 2021.”

The R-Phils plan to work with ticket holders and corporate partners to “rollover” their ticket package or corporate partnership to the 2021 R-Phils season.

For those of you that would still like a reason to visit FirstEnergy Stadium, we will be hosting amateur baseball games at the ballpark beginning with the Baseballtown High School Senior Classic on Monday, July 13th. That game will feature 58 local high school baseball seniors who did not have a chance to play their final high school season.

In addition, several Thursday evenings will feature a “Party with a Purpose” Food and Music event. These Thursday evenings feature live music, stadium food and drink, and the opportunity to play catch on the field.