There will be no baseball on City Island this year.
Today, Minor League Baseball officially cancelled its 2020 season, ending any lingering hope that the Harrisburg Senators still could squeeze out a small part of their season.
In a statement, the Senators confirmed that they would not play this year, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic “created too many impediments.”
“In the end, there were just too many obstacles to overcome,” said Kevin Kulp, team president.
The Senators, who play at FNB Field on City Island, are the AA-class affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Only Major League teams are planning to play this year in a shortened, 60-game season that starts later in July.
Kulp said that the Senators are now looking forward to the 2021 baseball season.
“We’re very sad about this news, and there will be many hurdles to overcome between now and opening day 2021 in April,” he said. “However, I assure you, the Harrisburg Senators will persevere and be ready for next season. We are proud of the role we play in the central Pennsylvania community, and, from this day forward, we will be working to make the 2021 season very special.”