Members of Congress are throwing their support behind local baseball.
Several Minor League Baseball teams are at risk of being eliminated under a plan, which was originally published by the New York Times in 2019.
The Auburn Doubledays are among the teams that would lose their Major League ties severed.
The resolution was introduced by Representatives Mike Simpson (R-NY), Max Rose (D-NY), David McKinley (R-WV) and Lori Trahan (D-MA), co-chairs of the “Save Minor League Baseball Task Force”.
“Minor League Baseball is most appreciative of the bipartisan support we have received from so many members of Congress,” MiLB President Pat O’Connor said in a statement Tuesday. “The resolution introduced today shows the widespread support for Minor League Baseball, and we thank Representatives McKinley, Rose, Simpson and Trahan for leading the charge in support of Minor League Baseball.”