Pit Spitters, Northwoods League Delay Start of 2020 Season
The Traverse City Pit Spitters and the Northwoods League announced Thursday that the start of the 2020 season has been delayed.
Opening day for the reigning Northwoods League champion Pit Spitters and the rest of the league will be determined at a later date.
“While we are certainly disappointed that we won’t be able to open up the 2020 season this month, we know
it’s the right call given current public health restrictions,” said Pit Spitters general manager Mickey
Graham in a release. “We understand and support the league’s decision to delay the start of the season and we are
optimistic that as circumstances improve in the coming weeks we will be enjoying baseball as well as other
events at Turtle Creek Stadium in the very near future.
“In the wake of this pandemic, we recognize things at the ballpark will be different and our goal is to create a
safe and enjoyable atmosphere not only for baseball games but for other events. Our staff is working hard to develop and implement plans that will allow fans, players and staff to return to Turtle Creek Stadium with the necessary social distancing adjustments.”
The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer baseball league comprised of 22 teams across seven states and Ontario, Canada.
“We are a community-based organization and we know that our brand of fun can help our Northern
Michigan community through this difficult time. Getting back to playing baseball on a beautiful summer
night will be a great step towards returning to normalcy as soon as public health restrictions allow us to do
that,” said Pit Spitters CEO Joe Chamberlin in a statement. “We can’t wait for our team to hit the field and start their
defense of the 2019 Northwoods League championship.”
Individual game tickets for the 2020 season are not currently on sale to the public but will be made available at the start of the season.