"Major League Baseball is excited to be bringing one of the most storied rivalries in sports to the passionate fans of London", said MLB commissioner Robert Manfred.
When the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox visit London for a two-game series next June, the travel may be a hassle, and beans and toast for breakfast may prove to be an acquired taste. The series will be MLB's first-ever regular-season games in Europe.
Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred described the plan as "our most significant endeavor in Europe", while Tony Clark, executive director of players' association the MLBPA, said fans should expect intense competition. But two of the best hitting teams in baseball may find at least one thing to their liking: the dimensions of London Stadium. Both will be home games for the Sox.
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The New York Yankees, whose most recent World Series title came in 2009, are the most successful team in Major League Baseball history, with 27 World Series titles.
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The Yankees host the Red Sox this week in a three-game series.
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Major League Baseball is following American football and basketball in crossing the Atlantic.
The NBA and National Hockey League have also held regular-season games in London.
The NFL has played games in London every year since 2007, while the National Basketball Association has held eight regular-season games there since 2011.More news: Facebook US users still loyal to the social network, research reveals
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