With the state preparing for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the High-A Florida State League will cancel all regular-season games after Thursday as well as the postseason.
“This was a tough decision to make” Florida State League president Ken Carson said in a press statement. “The safety of our players, staff, umpires and fans are top priority to us. Team travel is also a great concern during hurricanes.”
The Florida State League is the second Minor League Baseball circuit based in the state to announce such plans in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. On Wednesday, the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League revealed that it was ending its season after Thursday games, cancelling all remaining regular-season contests as well as the postseason.
There have been past instances in which the Florida State League has had to make scheduling changes because of major storms. In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, the league cancelled its finals in 2017, ultimately declaring the Palm Beach Cardinals and Dunedin Blue Jays co-champions. In 2004, the league declared the Tampa Yankees and the Daytona Cubs co-champions because of a hurricane.
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