28-34 Days Left in Minor League Regular Seasons
IN just over four weeks, the minor league season will begin to close in most portions of the country. What follows is a look at the final date of scheduled regular season games in each of the 16 United States minor leagues that are affiliated with Major League Baseball.
Friday August 29 is closing night for some teams in the Arizona Rookie League, which is played at Spring Training locations in and around Phoenix. Earlier that day, the Gulf Coast League which is very similar and operated at Spring Training Sites in Florida closes out with a slate of noon contests. Saturday August 30 is closing night for the short season Appalachian League regular season, one game is at 1:05 that Saturday afternoon. It is also closing night for the rest of the teams in the Arizona Rookie League. Monday September 1, Labor Day. Many teams will play their final games on this date and this day features more day games than any other on the minor league calendar. The triple A Pacific Coast and International Leagues, Double A Texas, Southern and Eastern Leagues, Advanced Class A Florida State, California and Carolina Leagues, full season class A Midwest and South Atlantic Leagues, as well as the short season New York-Penn and Northwest Leagues will all play their final regular season games on this date. The short season Pioneer league will conclude its season on Thursday September 4 with all teams playing early evening contests. All Pioneer League teams are in action on Labor Day as well.