In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date. We will work with Major League Baseball and our community partners to resume play as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of Minor League Baseball fans, players, and executives is our top priority, and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak.
The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and a member of the International League. Norfolk has been the top affiliate of the Orioles since 2007, and a member of the International League since 1969. The Tides served as a New York Mets affiliate from 1969 - 2006 before aligning with the Orioles in 2007.