22nd ALPB season to begin on April 25th, conclude on September 22nd
(Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 18, 2018) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced its Championship Season Schedule for 2019. The league’s 22nd season of play will feature eight member clubs, highlighted by the addition of the High Point (N.C.) Rockers. The club, which takes the place of the Road Warriors in the Liberty Division, is scheduled to play its inaugural home game at the state-of-the-art BB&T Point Ballpark on Thursday, May 2nd.
The 2019 season will feature a 140-game regular season schedule. Opening Day will take place on Thursday, April 25th, with the defending Atlantic League champion Sugar Land Skeeters hoisting their championship banner prior to taking on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Constellation Field. The following night will be the season opener for the league’s other clubs. The Rockers will play their first-ever game on the road at Clipper Magazine Stadium as they visit the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Somerset Patriots will host the New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark, while the York Revolution will welcome the Long Island Ducks to PeoplesBank Park.
“It is always exciting to look forward to what is to come next year,” said League President Rick White. “We are thrilled to welcome High Point into the Atlantic League and eager to offer fans more exciting baseball and affordable family entertainment.”
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The 22nd Annual Atlantic League All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 10th, hosted by the Revolution at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pa. 2019 marks the second time the Revs will host the All-Star Game, previously doing so in 2011.
The ALPB schedule is divided into two 70-game halves, with the first half ending on Sunday, July 7th, and the regular season ending on Sunday, September 22nd. The first half and second half champions from the Liberty and Freedom Divisions will qualify for 2019 Atlantic League championship playoffs. Should one team win each half in their respective division, a wild card scenario comes into play where the team with the next best overall record, regardless of division, qualifies for the postseason. If both first half division champions win the second half as well, a double wild card scenario will be instituted. Both Division Championship Series matchups will take place the week of September 23rd, with the Atlantic League Championship Series occurring during the week of September 30th.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 40 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 70 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.