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State Legion Baseball Tournament canceled but not local season, yet.

Hamburg Post 527, which upset defending champion Rockland County by winning two elimination games in the finals of the State American Legion Baseball Tournament last summer in Utica, won't be able to defend its championship in 2020.
The Department of New York American Legion Baseball Committee announced this week that it was canceling this year's American Legion tournament scheduled to be held in Saugerties. The announcement came after the regional and national Legion tournaments had been canceled in early April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In making the decision, state Legion Baseball officials left the decision of whether to play the season or not up to the eight districts of New York.
Provided that State, County, and local government regulations allow for it, each District will be able to play American Legion Baseball this summer.
Mark Weigel of East Amherst, the Legion Baseball Administrator for District 8 (the eight counties of Western New York) said a decision on playing the local season probably will be made this week.
 "We're just going to wait. It will be my call," Weigel said after he consults with team coaches and managers throughout the District.
 "Best case scenario is that we will play a league season in July and August," Weigel said, but pointed out that playing would depend on Governor Cuomo's decision as when the state's "pause" will end.
There are other factors, however.
"How many teams will we have?" Weigel said. "There will be people who will think we should be not be playing at all."
There are other concerns: How will social distancing be handled among players, umpires and spectators? What playing facilities, many of whom are controlled by school districts, will be available for Legion games?
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