The boys of summer will be missing this year, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks confirmed Sunday that they will cancel the 2020 collegiate baseball league season.

“It’s basically for the safety of everybody,” general manager Russ Curran told the Gazette by phone early Sunday evening.

He said league commissioners had a conference call Friday night with all the general mangers when to tell them they were canceling the season.

“We had the hopes going in that maybe we could delay the decision and try to get something started late in the summer, maybe July, but it just didn’t work out,” Mr. Curran said.

Begun in 2010, the Sharks were an overnight success and quickly became a cornerstone of summer on the Vineyard, with a loyal crowd of regulars attending early evening games. The home field is at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Every year Islanders open their homes to host the players.

The team began as a charter member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball league, a seven-team, wooden bat league with franchises based out of Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Last year the Sharks switched leagues, moving to the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Mr. Curran said the team looks forward to a return in 2021.

“We’ve got to take a year off,” he said.

The Cape Cod Baseball League, considered the top summer collegiate baseball league in the country, canceled its season last week.