With summer baseball in jeopardy, more than just games could be lost

By Dave Peck
Medill Reports

Imagine an internship, but for professional baseball hopefuls. That’s how many college baseball players approach playing for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. With uncertainty surrounding this summer season, Newport may have no baseball for the first time in 20 years. For players and residents in the city, baseball is so much more than just a game.

Photo at top: Members of the 2019 Gulls honor the national anthem prior to their final game of the season. (Jon Dillworth/Newport Gulls Baseball)