Following the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season last June, the Salem Red Sox are excited to announce the return of baseball to Salem with the release of their 2021 schedule.
Opening Day in Salem begins with a Battle for 460 against the Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday, May 11th. The 2021 home schedule boasts 10 weekend series, including Memorial Day Weekend, with a league-wide off day every Monday. All series are six games, running Tuesday through Sunday.
The team starts the season on Tuesday, May 4th, as the Red Sox travel to play the Delmarva Shorebirds. The six-game road trip will start a 120-game slate that will conclude on September 19th, featuring 20 series. The slightly reduced schedule is the result of the delayed start to Spring Training to allow for enforcement of social distancing and COVID-19 safety measures for players, staff and fans.
“After the cancellation of last season, it is great to be able to announce a 2021 season schedule,” said General Manager, Allen Lawrence. “While there is still plenty to be done, our staff looks forward to continuing to do what we do best – create a best-in-class fan experience, develop big-league players, grow our business and support our community.”
The Red Sox 120-game schedule is evenly split with 60 home games set for Salem Memorial Ballpark. Following the restructuring initiative from Major League Baseball, the Salem Red Sox are now part of the Northern Division of the Low-A East league, featuring a total of 12 teams.
Additional Northern Division teams include the Delmarva Shorebirds (BAL), Fredericksburg Nationals (WSH), and Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE). The Central Division is comprised of the Carolina Mudcats (MIL), Down East Wood Ducks (TEX), Fayetteville Woodpeckers (HOU) and Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (CWS). The Southern Division includes the Augusta GreenJackets (ATL), Charleston RiverDogs (TB), Columbia Fireflies (KC), and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHI). Due to an abbreviated schedule and travel restrictions, the Red Sox will only contest six of the 11 teams during the 2021 season.
The 2021 promotional schedule, along with game times, will be announced soon. While single game tickets are not yet available for purchase, fans are encouraged to visit SalemSox.com or call (540) 389-3333 for more information on current ticket packages.