Max Rose applauds advancement of legislation to support Minor League Baseball

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/South Brooklyn), one of four Co-Chairs of the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force, applauded House passage of H.R. 6020, legislation to affirm the important role that Minor League Baseball teams play in the economic and cultural development of the United States.

The bill, which passed out of the Oversight and Reform Committee last week, commissioned a Government Accountability Office (GOA) Report to evaluate the social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture.

Rose teamed with Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) to deliver the news of the passage Tuesday.

“I’m proud to see my colleagues show such overwhelming support for teams like the Staten Island Yankees,” Congressman Max Rose said. “Today the House sent a clear message that we won’t sit by and watch any efforts to rip our national pastime from our communities.”

Last October, it was revealed that MLB was going eliminate some lower-level A leagues, including the New York-Penn League which the S.I. Yankees are affiliated, when the current Player Development…

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