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2020 Timber Rattlers season canceled

Team says this will be the first season without professional baseball in the Fox Cities since 1957
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Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced Tuesday there won’t be a 2020 season.

According to team officials, the entire Minor League Baseball season has been canceled due to the pandemic.

Pat O’Conner, the President and CEO of Minor League Baseball, issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the 2020 season:

“There are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played. While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”

Anyone with tickets for 2020 games can CLICK HERE for information regarding ticket policies for canceled games.

In addition, all season ticket holders and group leaders will be reached out to individually regarding 2020 tickets.

The team says any planned giveaways and promotions scheduled for the 2020 season will be moved to the 2021 season.

Although this will be the first season without professional baseball in the Fox Cities since 1957, team officials say Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium has been selected as the Alternate Training Site of the Milwaukee Brewers.

According to the team, members of the Brewers’ “Taxi Squad” will practice at the home of the Timber Rattlers during the Major League season in case they’re needed by the Brewers during the shortened MLB regular season.

At this time, the Timber Rattlers say they’re working with MLB officials to see if fans will be allowed to watch the practices.

An announcement on that decision will be made at a later date when more information is available to the team.

In addition, the team says the Snake Pit Team Store, as well as the Fox Club at the stadium will remain open.

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