The 2020 Valley League Season Has Been Cancelled

VBL Press Release:

Due to concerns over the current pandemic, the Valley League will not take place in 2020.

Commissioner Bruce Alger said, “As the Commissioner of the Valley Baseball League, it is with much sadness that I pass on to you that the Executive Committee unanimously agreed to officially cancel our 2020 Valley Baseball League season.” Set to begin in about eight weeks, the league has decided that the risk is just too great. The players will be released from their contracts to pursue other activities. 

The league is thankful for the incredible sponsorships over past years and in preparation for this summer, and hopes that sponsors will choose to rejoin the league in the future. That money, however, would be better served to support local businesses and families in need in this trying time.

The league is in planning stages for a great 2021 season, so while we will miss the great VBL fans at the ballpark this summer, it will make the resumption of the league in 2021 all the more sweet. 

The Valley League wishes everyone remains healthy and safe for the duration of our epidemic.

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3 comments

  1. Will our season passes be extended for next year or refunded? We were so looking forward to attending the games this year! Very sad news!

    • Hello Rebecca- I’m not sure how the individual teams will handle your situation. Reach out to your team- I’m sure they’ll be able to help you out!

  2. […] The signing deadline can be no later than August 1. Signing bonuses from the draft would include up to $100K within 30 days of approval/signing, 50 percent by July 1, 2021 and 50 percent by July 1, 2022. The same bonus structure will apply to the 2021 draft as well. MLB also has the ability to host draft combines for college players in 2020 and 2021. This is likely in place just in case wood bat summer ball leagues chose to scrap their seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Valley League, a smaller, lesser known summer ball league in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, announced it’s canceling the 2020 season.) […]

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