The State College Spikes minor league baseball team released its 2021 schedule Tuesday, its first as a member of the Major League Baseball Draft League.
After the State College Spikes’ 2020 season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was a degree of uncertainty surrounding the team’s future.
Despite the prospects of a once bleak future, the State College Spikes will continue to be a fixture in the central Pennsylvania town and on the baseball scene.
When Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of its 2020 season on June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the State College Spikes began planning a variety of family-friendly events that adhere to social distancing guidelines.
As baseball continues to finalize a plan to return, the State College Spikes will use innovative methods to connect with the State College community.
The State College Borough Council voted unanimously to support the “Save our Spikes” campaign as the team is in danger of losing its major league affiliation after the 2020 season.
In November of 2019, a list was released by Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred that named over 40 minor league baseball organizations that were in jeopardy of losing their status in baseball.