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Prospect League Cancels 2020 Season

May 29, 2020 - Prospect League (Prospect) News Release

ELKVILLE, Ill. - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government regulations, the Prospect League has made the heartbreaking determination to cancel the 2020 season. The decision was based on the varying guidelines for safety, protection and limits on public gatherings and travel across the five states that are home to Prospect League teams.

"The Prospect League is not alone in the baseball world in the difficult decision that we had to make," said Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien. "As we hung on to hope for a shortened season, the reality of our responsibility to the teams of people who make our season possible could not be met in the manner we felt necessary. It is a heartbreaking time for team owners as they feel the weight of this loss for their players, their fans and their communities. This was an exceptionally difficult decision made in an unprecedented time".

Even though the cancellation of the 2020 season has occurred, we look ahead to unparalleled success for the 2021 Prospect League season. Opening Day 2021 and the homecoming of baseball in our communities will be looked forward to with great anticipation. We would like to thank our loyal fans and sponsors for their continued support.



The Prospect League, an elite, collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league, provides college players with the opportunity to compete at a high-level of competition in a minor-league setting. The League's members provide their communities with quality baseball and affordable, family-friendly entertainment. The Prospect League was founded in 2009 after merging with the Central Illinois Collegiate League. The Prospect League is made up of 12 teams competing in a five-state region: Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information, please visit

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