Major League Baseball announced Friday that the annual All-Star Game, being held in Atlanta this year, would be moved from its original location. This change by the MLB is due to a new Georgia voting law that would, according to ESPN, “unfairly limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color.”
Tuesday night, Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the 2020 MLB season. The California native became the 19th Chicago White Sox pitcher in the team’s history to complete the feat, pitching all nine innings. Giolito finished the game with 13 total strikeouts and only one man that was put on base due to a walk. This 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates earned the White Sox their 18th win of the season.
On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball announced that they would be canceling the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In their statement, Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner stated, “These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball being played.”