Minor League Baseball announced that the 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it seems that the Pockett Red Sox will never play again. The Triple-A subsidiary of Boston Red Sox is preparing for the final season. Before moving to Worcester, Massachusetts at 5 pm in 2021, the minor league baseball club announced that it would cancel the 2020 season because the Major League Baseball Association informed the organization that it would not provide players to its affiliated minor league teams this year. “This is the first time in our history, there is no minor league baseball game in summer.” Pat O̵
The Major League Baseball Association announced that the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 season, so it seems that the Pawtucket Red Sox will never play again.
The Triple-A subsidiary of the Boston Red Sox is preparing to enter the final season at Pawtucket and then move to Worcester, Massachusetts in 2021.
At 5 pm on Tuesday, minor league baseball said it would cancel the 2020 season because Major League Baseball notified the organization that it would not provide players to its affiliated minor league teams this year.
Pat O’Conner, president and chief executive of Little League Baseball, issued a statement saying: “This is an unprecedented period for our country and organization, because this is the first time in our history that we did not participate in the summer. Minor League Baseball.” “Although this is a frustrating day for many people, this announcement eliminates the uncertainty of the 2020 season and allows our team to start planning an exciting family entertainment event that is affordable for the 2021 season.”
PawSox played for 50 seasons at McCoy Stadium, and dozens of Red Sox stars stopped on their way to major leagues. The list includes members of the Baseball Hall of Fame Carlton Fisker, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice, as well as former U.S. Division 1 MVP Fred Lynn, Roger Clemens, Mo Vaughan, Dustin Pedroya and Moki Bates.
Since becoming a Triple-A member of Boston in 1970, the organization has won league titles in 1973, 1984, 2012 and 2014.
The club said it would insist on bidding farewell at McCoy Stadium on the day it opened in Worcester in 2021.
“Naturally, as baseball fans, we are very disappointed in the summer without PawSox baseball, especially when we are 50Day Club Chairman Dr. Charles Steinberg said in a statement. “But all of us realize that the health, safety and well-being of players, fans and the entire community are of utmost importance. But we will maintain our belief. This may not be the end of the story.”
McCoy Stadium is also home to the longest game in professional baseball history. In 1981, PawSox and the Rochester Red Wings played 33 games. The first 32 games were played from April 18 to 19, and the last game was played on June 23. The game lasted a total playing time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.
In November 2019, Red Sox officials revealed that the new Triple-A team will be called WooSox after moving to Worcester next year.
The first steel beam at Polar Park-Worcester’s new stadium with a capacity of 10,000 seats and a cost of $100 million-was put underground in mid-March. Despite the closure of the construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, team spokesman Bill Wanless said the stadium was ready as planned on the opening day next year.
PawSox is currently using McCoy Stadium as a large outdoor restaurant, but the Boston Red Sox have discussed using the stadium for exercise in preparation for the shortened 2020 MLB season.
“We continue to talk to the Mayor of Honourable Portaget. Steinberg said: “Donald R. Grebien and other public officials talked about McCoy Stadium this summer and beyond the use of. Over the years, many high school and college players have enjoyed playing in this field. A way to continue to provide opportunities. We also love welcoming so many Rhode Island families to enjoy dining on Diamonds, and we will see if we can continue to provide this experience. “
PawSox said they will continue to work hard to help people in communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization said it will continue to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The club’s ticket office will contact fans who have tickets for the 2020 PawSox home game and get personal attention on various options, including refunds.