Southern League All-Star Game has been called off

The 2020 Southern League All-Star Game and home run derby have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Jackson Generals were scheduled to host the all-star events June 22-23 at The Ballpark at Jackson in Tennessee.

It’s the second time in three years the league’s all-star game has been canceled. The announcement was made Monday.

In 2017, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos were supposed to host the game for the first time in franchise history. Heavy rain the day of the game forced the cancellation of the event. The home run derby, however, did go on as planned the day before.

“We regret that we will not be able to show off all the things that make Jackson and West Tennessee such a great place,” Jackson general manager Marcus Sabata said in a press release.

The Southern League All-Star Game is one of more than a handful that have already been called off. The Triple-A, Eastern League, Texas League, Florida State League, Carolina League and Midwest League games have been canceled as well.

No decision has been made on having a season just yet, though the belief is that there won’t be a season in 2020.

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