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

09 May 2018, 12:17 | Percy Christensen

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An aeriel view taken of the London Stadium on day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Get ready for Major League Baseball at London Stadium in June of 2019.

Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge puts Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly in a headlock after Kelly hit Yankees' Tyler Austin with a pitch. These are the two best baseball teams in the world and arguably the two best sporting teams in the world.

The teams were selected as the two participants in the first ever London Series, which will take place on June 29 and 30 of next year.

"This is a major coup demonstrating, once again, that London is the sporting capital of the world and I am excited about a new partnership with MLB and the long term future of this sport in our great city".

Major League Baseball matches have been played outside the United States before, in Mexico, Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia. "They are aware they'll be a part of history, but they also know these games count".

"Major League Baseball is excited to be bringing one of the most storied rivalries in sports to the passionate fans of London", said Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr.

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He told the London Evening Standard: "Since I became mayor, I have been determined to bring baseball to our city and I am really pleased we have been able to reach what is an historic agreement".

Red Sox owner John W. Henry said his team and the Yankees had been discussing the possibility of playing in London for several years.

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly connects with a punch on the head of Yankees' Tyler Austin. This series will surely be the most significant worldwide event to date for Major League ball.

The Boston Red Sox World Series win in 2004 ended an 86-year title drought, burying the "Curse of the Bambino", the supposed hoodoo stemming from the Red Sox trading beloved star Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

Major League Baseball had planned to host regular-season matches in London in 2017, but these were abandoned due to time constraints.

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



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