The Major League Baseball (MLB) is a North American professional baseball league. Their level in professional baseball is also considered the best in the world. The MLB is made up of two leagues; the American League, also known as AL, and the National League, also known as NL.
The first organized baseball team league formed in 1871 and was named the National Association. This league wasn't playing baseball as MLB did. Instead of four, for example, batters will go after nine pitches.
The MLB actually consists of 30 clubs, 29 coming from the US and one Canadian side, the Toronto Blue Jays. Many competitions have been halted due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, the 2020 Major League Baseball season went on to stand during it all, and make it to 60 matches played in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How often are MLB players tested for COVID-19?
The 2020 MLB season started on 23 July and finished in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic on 27 September with 60 rounds. Originally on 26 March, the complete 162-game regular season was set. The pandemic, however, prompted the league to postpone the start of the season for the summer.
During the shorter baseball season, various safety precautions and game improvements were in place to minimize COVID-19 distribution. The entrance of fans in the stadium was not allowed. In addition, balls that have been touched by a large number of hands were put out of play.
And what was the practice then, is still a habit now. Backstage, players and staff members were screened every other day for the virus to help shield them from outbreaks. However, players and personnel will be checked at least every other day during the 2021 Spring Training and Championship Season. Athletes and workers have also been taking blood tests nearly once a month to detect an earlier infection.