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2020 MiLB season officially canceled

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UPDATE:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Minor League Baseball has confirmed that there will be no minor league season this year.

In a statement, Binghamton Rumble Ponies Managing Director John Bayne says Rumble Ponies employees are saddened by the news.

“We felt confident that 2020 was going to be a historical year for the Binghamton franchise," he said. "With the All-Star Game as well as a sensational promotional schedule featuring 4 bobblehead giveaways, 15 Miller Auto Team Fireworks Shows, and a Save Hometown Baseball Night each month. We look forward to putting our efforts into making 2021 an even bigger year in RumbleTown, USA.” 

The team says it is exploring other plans to host events at NYSEG Stadium this year.

All fans holding 2020 tickets may receive a refund Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the starting gate office.

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Binghamton Rumble Ponies Owner John Hughes tells 12 News the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has officially been canceled.

"You put your heart and soul into something and to watch it not come to fruition, that hurts a little bit," he told 12 Sports. "It also hurts the fans, who aren't going to be able to come out to games. The emotional toll of all of this is significant on everybody."

The Major League Baseball season is scheduled to start on July 24 and 25.

12 News will be live from NYSEG stadium with more in its 5 p.m. newscast.

Nicole Menner

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