Red Sox, Yankees To Play In London In 2019

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Gleyber Torres is tagged out by Christian Vazquez. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox owner John Henry's used to going overseas to watch his other team, Liverpool, but next year--baseball.

"All of us here today look forward to hearing the famous cry, 'Play ball!' in London Stadium next summer," he said.

The Sox and Yankees will play a pair of games next June 29th and 30th at London's 55-thousand seat Olympic Stadium. Those will mark Major League Baseball's first ever regular season games in Europe, and Boston will be the home team for both.

Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland's kind of interested.

"Definitely be something different," he said. "I guess I'm excited about it--never been that way."

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First Place On The Line As Red Sox Take On Yankees

J.D. Martinez, not as much.

"I guess it's cool," Martinez said. "You're going for only two games, and then you have to come all the way back. It'll be fun because you get to play in London and it's something different, but it's a lot of travel. You gotta see how the schedule's going to be around it and stuff like that."

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said he's hoping London will have its own club one day.

"We hope that this series will be the beginning of a relationship with London that persists, and a continuation of increased exposure for Major League Baseball here in Europe," he said.

The NFL and NBA annually send teams to London. NHL's been there, too. So, MLB is simply next in line and first serving up its greatest rivalry.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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