Little League International President and CEO Steve Keener went live on Facebook Thursday to formally cancel the 2020 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, along with the other six divisional World Series events.
With the cancellation also comes the cancellation of the 2020 MLB Little League Classic between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. The MLB remains committed to the 2021 game in Williamsport.
Little League is also crediting $1.2 million of paid affiliation fees. Keener is optimistic local little league seasons would still be able to be played, dependent on how states – and countries – open up from social distancing guidelines. Those seasons, however, won’t conclude with a World Series in 2020.