New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox to play each other in London

New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox to play each other in London

"Really pleased that we've secured MLB games in London for 2019 & 2020 - the first city to host a Major League Baseball game in Europe", London's mayor Sadiq Khan said in a tweet.

The parties have agreed to a two-year deal that will include another series in London in 2020, with participating teams to be announced, and other initiatives that will aim to establish a footprint in the city.

The closest center field wall in baseball is at the Red Sox' Fenway Park, where the 17-foot high wall is 390 feet from home plate. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) that Oakland and Seattle will open next season at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21.

The latter first staged a game in the British capital in 2007 and Wembley Stadium hosted one National Football League regular season game a year until 2013. "I can't wait to hear someone shout "play ball" at London Stadium".

"The stadium infrastructure in this city gives Major League Baseball every opportunity to put on a first-class event", Manfred said.

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"They are excited about the chance to meet new fans and showcase the game they love", he said. We could not be happier that Commissioner Manfred has been able to make this a reality.

The MLB is the third major US league to cross the Atlantic, with the National Basketball Association and NFL having already established themselves in London.

Major League Baseball is heading to London.

Khan said: "London is the sporting capital of the world". Two of the most recognizable teams are once again two of the best.

"I'm committed - as is MLB - to ensure baseball has a long-term future over many years in London".

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