Intercounty Baseball League extends season to 42 games next season
of the Inter-County Baseball League
The IBL will see the season start on the weekend of May 20 and end on August 21. Each member club will play an expanded 42-game schedule with 21 home and 21 away games, against a traditional 36-game season.
“We had a unique opportunity in 2021,” said IBL Commissioner John Kastner. “Due to COVID-19, we later started playing regular season games in August and the playoffs in September. It wasn’t meant to be a pilot, but the conclusions were clear, it made for a better experience for the fans and it showed in the stands that we had a lot of people.
“It was unanimous to change the start, the end and the length of the season.”
The IBL board also passed a motion to increase the roster size from 25 active players to 28.
The 2022 playoff format will see all eight teams advance, with each round being a best-of-five series with an option to change the finals to a best-of-seven format.
More information regarding a 2022 regular season schedule will be released at a later date.