BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

All are welcome and memberships are available.

Post 573 baseball holding tryouts

BRILLIANT — Tryouts for the Post 573 American Legion baseball team will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mazeroski Field at Buckeye Local High School.

Players born after Jan. 1, 2000, are eligible to play. For information, contact head coach Keith Rejonis at (740) 338-0150 or general manager Mickey Nest at (740) 317-7109.

2020 opening day earliest ever

NEW YORK — The 2020 Major League Baseball season will open March 26, the earliest big league opening day.

The Texas Rangers announced Friday they will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition on Monday, March 23 as the first game involving major league teams at Globe Life Field, their new ballpark with a retractable roof.

This season’s opening day for most teams was March 28, two days ahead of 2003, 2008 and 2014, which had been tied for the earliest. Seattle and Oakland started with a two-game series at Tokyo on March 20-21, MLB’s fifth opener in Japan.

By starting March 26 instead of a week later on April 2, the 2020 regular season will be set to end on Sept. 27 rather than Oct. 4

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