Shuckers staying in Biloxi for next ten years
The Biloxi Shuckers might have been robbed of their entire 2020 season due to COVID-19, but as of today, their future on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is more secure than ever before.
Major League Baseball has officially announced that 120 minor league clubs have accepted their invitations to become professional development league license holders which is the long way of saying the Shuckers will remain the AA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers for the next ten years.
Albeit in a slightly different capacity as one of eight former Southern League teams now making up the new AA South.
A full game schedule for the upcoming 2021 season will be announced at a later date.
And now a statement from Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed: “We have a great long-term relationship with the Brewers and are really excited for the years ahead. In the meantime, our commitment remains to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all who enter MGM Park and we are really looking forward to the upcoming 2021 season.”
As for the new divisional layout, some familiar teams joining the Shuckers in the South division. Those being the M-Braves tied to the Atlanta Braves, the Montgomery Biscuits of the Rays, and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Marlins.
In the north division it’s the Birmingham Barons of the White Sox, the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Reds, the Rocket City Trash Pandas of the Angels, and the Tennessee Smokies of the Cubs.