After a league meeting among the Chippewa Rivers Baseball League (CRBL) managers and officers, the CRBL season has been suspended until further notice. Due to uncertainty of on-going social guidelines, restrictions of field availability and concern over public safety, the league felt it was the best to suspend league play until a yet to be determined date.
Related to this decision, the 2020 CRBL All-Star game, 2020 Hall of Fame induction, and the 2020 CRBL playoffs have all been cancelled.
The CRBL Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be acknowledged and inducted with the CRBL Hall of Fame Class of 2021 at next year’s all-star game, which is slated to be hosted by the Eau Claire Cavaliers.
The Wisconsin Baseball Association is still planning on having its state tournament in mid-August, with tournament details to be determined at a later time.
The league officers will revisit a potential short season in the upcoming weeks. Any of the updated or new social guidelines in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Trempealeau county will help determine if a season is a possibility.
The last interruption of CRBL, or league versions, competition was between 1942-1945 when no league games were played. Presumably due to the region’s involvement in World War II.