MLB names three Partner Leagues to expand baseball's reach in US and Canada

MLB names three Partner Leagues to expand baseball's reach in US and Canada
29/09/2020
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the American Association and the Frontier League share the goal of providing baseball to communities throughout the US and Canada.

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced on 23 September that it has named the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) as its first Partner League. The ALPB will regularly meet with MLB to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities. The entities share the goal of providing baseball to communities throughout the US.

The designation expands the current agreement between MLB and the ALPB, which permits MLB to test experimental playing rules and equipment in the ALPB. The duration of the agreement has been extended to 2023.

The day after, MLB announced that the American Association and the Frontier League joined the ALPB as Partner Leagues.

"We look forward to working with the Partner Leagues toward our shared goal of expanding the geographic reach of baseball," said Morgan Sword, MLB's Executive Vice President, Baseball Economics and Operations.

The Frontier League also reaches into the Canadian market.