MLB will bring another rivalry abroad next season when the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play two games in London.
On Friday, league commissioner Rob Manfred announced the June 8-9 games at London Stadium ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals-Chicago Cubs series.
“We want to show the fans here in London the very best form of baseball,” Manfred added.
In 2019, the Yankees and Red Sox played the first MLB series in London and Europe.
We want to shine in London. Manfred remarked, “We consider London special—strategic.”
League officials announced the Mets-Phillies series on the eve of the Cardinals-Cubs matchup, despite prior reports.
Before Cardinals and Cubs players worked out on West Ham’s artificial grass Friday, Manfred held a news conference.
Yankees want 2025 Paris game. The players’ association approved a 2025 MLB game in Paris in last year’s collective bargaining agreement, but the league hasn’t confirmed it.
Manfred said to a French journalist, “We are working on Paris in 2025.” “We’re not ready to commit or announce, but it’s in the planning stages and part of the basic agreement’s general program.