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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 4, 2019 09:39 AM
From: Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro
To: All House members
Subject: Save Pennsylvania Minor League Baseball Teams
Attending Minor League Baseball games is a pastime many families enjoy throughout Pennsylvania. A trip to one of these ballparks won’t break the bank and provides entertainment for all ages. Sadly, Major League Baseball recently announced they are considering cutting ties with 42 of its 160 minor league teams across the country. Three of the teams are here in Pennsylvania; the Erie SeaWolves, State College Spikes and the Williamsport Crosscutters.

For this reason, I will be introducing a resolution calling on Major League Baseball to reconsider eliminating these teams. The teams in these three cities are major economic contributors, providing jobs, tax revenues and additional foot traffic to other local business. Not only is the economic loss devastating, the elimination of this affordable family entertainment is a loss for generations to come. Let’s keep Erie, State College, and Williamsport singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

I ask that you support this resolution and join me in standing up for Pennsylvania baseball. Let’s ensure that we preserve this pastime and protect these important economic drivers.

Introduced as HR646