Sox Vs Yanks In London 2019

Arnold Nichols
May 9, 2018

Boston will be the home team for the games, which have been scheduled for June 29 and 30 and will feature a capacity of 55,000 at the home of Premier League football club West Ham.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the London Series alongside Red Sox owner John W Henry - who also owns Liverpool - and Yankees chief Hal Steinbrenner in London today.

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

"In our ongoing efforts to grow baseball, there is nothing as impactful as bringing live games and our talented players to fans". There is no better way to start the London Series and the first Major League Baseball fixture in Europe than a clash between two heavyweights of global sport - the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

"They are excited about the chance to meet new fans, and showcase the game they love".

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

Major League Baseball is heading to London.


Mr Khan has said he wants to make London the sporting capital of the world. Major League Baseball has gone to that well too many times.

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly connects with a punch on the head of Yankees' Tyler Austin.

It has already been announced that Oakland and Seattle will play next season's opener at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21.

The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is legendary, with both teams having played in the American League for more than a century.

The series next year will not be a one-and-done, either.

The British capital hosted its first regular-season National Basketball Association game in 2011.

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