Red Sox, Yankees Bringing Best Records in Baseball Into First-Place Showdown

Red Sox, Yankees Bringing Best Records in Baseball Into First-Place Showdown

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 worldwide sport.

It will be the first time a Sox-Yankees game will be played somewhere other than Boston or NY. Boston will be the home team for both of MLB's first games in Europe on June 29 and 30, 2019.

The NFL have been playing regular-season games in London since 2007, and could eventually host a franchise if the proposed purchase of Wembley Stadium by Shahid Khan, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars, goes ahead. "It won't just be a great live experience for those who get a ticket for the London Stadium, but also I am sure that the match, the game on TV or radio or on the web will be fantastic as well".

"We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball", MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday.

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Oakland and Seattle will open next season at the Tokyo Dome on March 20-21. "All the hard work has paid off", Khan said. There were significant challenges that had to be overcome. We could not be happier that Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. has been able to make this a reality.

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New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said: "To have the opportunity to participate in this historic baseball endeavor and showcase our game in London is something our entire organization is thrilled to be a part of. We expect an exciting and intense pair of games and appreciate the significance of representing our sport in such a meaningful way".

The stadium, which hosted the 2012 Olympics and is now home to West Ham, will be reconfigured for baseball, with 55,000 seats in place for the series.

Manfred said: "We had great interest among the clubs in being one of the first two teams to come to London. That fact, coupled with the nature of the rivalry and our desire to make the most out of the London series, made this the flawless choice for the London outing".

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?

Each Yankee and Red Sox player will receive an additional GBP 44,000 (USD 60,000) to play in London.

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