IBL Announces Cancellation of 2020 Season

by Matt Hiscox

The Intercounty Baseball League began in 1919 and has played every year since but, because of COVID-19, that streak of 101 straight seasons, ends this year.

In March, three of the league’s eight teams made a decision that baseball for them was not viable in 2020. Thursday, the other five teams in the league reluctantly abandoned any hope of having a schedule this year.

There remained a myriad of obstacles to operating in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Many aspects of life in the province are returning to some sense of normalcy, albeit slowly and cautiously. However, a clear path for team sports – that includes fans, is not imminent and the five teams that were still hoping to play this year – Guelph, Hamilton, London, Toronto, and Welland – unanimously decided a meaningful season was no longer viable in 2020.

Several IBL clubs, where allowed, plan to hold events and activities at their facilities in 2020 including summer camps, community events, and some potential of baseball. 

The team will make an announcement regarding tickets previously purchased including season tickets at another day through social media and the website www.Londonmajors.com

The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @londonmajors.