The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball has released its schedule for the 2020 season. Each franchise on the 12-team indy-ball circuit plays 100 games over the course of 112 days from mid-May until early September. The upcoming regular season begins play on Tuesday, May 19th for 10 clubs, with the Chicago Dogs and our own Milwaukee Milkmen getting their respective seasons started on Friday, May 22nd.
Mark your calendars! The 2020 season schedule is officially here! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/dxbZZTvgtP— Milwaukee Milkmen (@MKEMilkmen) November 7, 2019
Milwaukee — of the AA’s North Division — will open on the road this season, playing their first series at U.S. Steel Yard in Indiana against the Gary SouthShore Railcats. After serving as the visitors for a four-game set, the Milkmen return back to their south side suburb of Franklin to host the Railcats for Opening Day at Routine Field on Tuesday, May 26th.
The Milkmen have a pair of seven-game road trips during the season and also a 10-game home stand. July 20th will be a league-wide off-day and the 2020 American Association All-Star game will take place the following day on July 21st, though the host site has yet to be announced. Milwaukee closes out their campaign with a seven-game home stand, including a trio of contests against Sioux City before concluding the regular season with four games against the defending AA Champion St. Paul Saints.
Four teams make the American Association playoffs, with the top two finishers from each division facing off against each other to determine the North and South champions. Those series are best-of-five beginning on September 9th. Once the final two teams have been determined, they will face off in the American Association Finals. That best-of-five series begins on September 16th and will conclude by crowning the 2020 AA league champions no later than September 21st.
Single-game tickets to see the Milwaukee Milkmen at Routine Field start as low as $8, and some packages available include a meal during the game or all you can eat and drink specials. To learn more about purchasing single-game tickets, nine-game packs, or season tickets, check out MilwaukeeMilkmen.com or call the box office at (414)-224-9283.
The American Association also live streams many of its games online, so if you are unable to make it out to Franklin to catch the Milkmen in person there is a good chance that you’ll be able to watch them live at https://www.americanassociationbaseball.tv/.