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MLB London Series Set for June 2019

09 May, 2018, 01:15 | Author: Lora Ball
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly

Historic rivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees - two of the most iconic franchises in the sport - will face each other at the flagship London 2012 venue on June 29 and 30.

The series will be MLB's first-ever regular-season games in Europe.

Major League Baseball also announced that the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will open next season at the Tokyo Dome on 20-21 March. They are excited about the chance to meet new fans, and showcase the game they love. "So we understand there will be a lot of excitement around it", said Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Sunday. We could not be happier that Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. has been able to make this a reality. Located in the eastern part of the capital, the stadium is now home of Premier League club West Ham United and was also used during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the 2017 Athletics World Championships. The stadium will have a capacity of 55,000 in a baseball configuration.

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"We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball", MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. "We expect an exciting and intense pair of games and appreciate the significance of representing our sport in such a meaningful way".

"I'm committed - as is MLB - to ensure baseball has a long-term future over many years in London. All the hard work has paid off", Khan said.

"One of the important factors was that John and Hal had been talking about this possibility for a very long time".

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The rivalry between two of the sport's most successful teams stretches back more than a century and is widely regarded as the most passionate in baseball.

Which Red Sox player (past or present) holds the Major League Baseball record for most home runs against the Yankees on the road during his rookie season?

"They've been fighting it out for over a hundred years", Henry said about the Red Sox and the Yankees.

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