It has been a while since fans have seen the independent Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) in action. But the association announced today that it will open its 23rd official Championship Season on May 28, 2021.
As they work with team executives on additional details of the 2021 season, including COVID-19-related safety protocols, league officials said they were eager to announce the season’s start date.
“Our priority is protecting public welfare, and we still have much to do,” ALPB President Rick White said in a press release. “The league is finalizing the admission of new teams, conducting player signings, and working with our Major League Baseball partners on test initiatives for the ’21 campaign.
“We are mindful of government safety concerns, especially ballpark attendance allowances. But even as we address those challenges, we feel it critical to announce our intention to play a full season this year,” he continued. “Atlantic League baseball is an essential part of our communities, and we hope this announcement provides inspiration to all our fans.”
White said the ALPB will release additional details regarding the full 2021 campaign soon and stressed that the league is working to ensure the safety of fans, players, coaches, and team personnel alike for the season ahead.
Visit AtlanticLeague.com for additional details and to stay update on further developments.
— Jerry Del Priore