BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, along with all other Minor League Baseball teams across the country, will not have a 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the team, Major League Baseball will not provide players for affiliated teams. MLB controls the salaries for Minor League players, while Minor League teams are affiliated with a Major League club. Binghamton is the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
“We are saddened to learn that there will be no Rumble Ponies baseball this summer at NYSEG Stadium,” said Rumble Ponies Managing Director John Bayne.
With the news comes confirmation that the Double-A All-Star Game, scheduled for Binghamton, will not happen this summer.
Meanwhile, Major League Baseball recently worked out a shortened season planned to start later this summer.