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They had the wrong guy. But the first time in its nearly 120 year history, minor league Baseball will not be part of an American summer. NPR's Tom Goldman reports the miners is shutting down because they won't be getting players from the major league teams. Minor league President Pat O'Connor called the shutdown a sad day for many, But he said it removes the uncertainty about the 2020 season and let's minor league team start planning for 2021. No baseball will be painful for many players whose meager earnings have been well documented in recent years. Still, some will have jobs in Major League baseball's research plan. Each team will draw on a pool of up to 60 players around half of them from the club's minor league system. Those minor leaguers, not in the pools hope their major league teams keep paying $400 a week stipends

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