MLB Doubleheaders Could get Shortened to 7-inning Games
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players might not want to play nine innings twice in one day this pandemic-delayed season. Union head Tony Clark called Major League Baseball Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem on Tuesday and said players might want to consider shortened doubleheaders this year. The union is surveying members and may propose either two seven-inning games for a twinbill or nine innings for the opener and seven for the nightcap. MLB is checking opinions at the owner and general manager levels, and staff hopes for a decision by Saturday to make a change or leave the rules the way the are.