A complete of six video games will likely be performed exterior the USA and Canada subsequent season, together with a season-opening, two-game set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in Seoul, South Korea
Main League Baseball and the Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation made the joint announcement Wednesday.
For the ninth time in main league historical past, the season will begin in a rustic aside from the U.S. or Canada when the Dodgers and Padres conflict on March 20-21 for the primary big-league video games in South Korea
The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies are then set to satisfy for a two-game set in Mexico Metropolis on April 27-28 earlier than the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play a pair of video games in London on June 8-9, a collection that had already been introduced.
Spring coaching may also characteristic worldwide video games subsequent season, because the Boston Purple Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 9 and March 10.
“Main League Baseball is extremely excited for this intensive slate of worldwide video games in 2024,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred Jr. stated within the launch. “Our current efforts have produced robust enthusiasm across the globe and we stay up for constructing on that basis with returns to Mexico Metropolis and London, whereas additionally opening the season in Korea for the primary time.
“We’re thrilled that our followers throughout 4 totally different international locations exterior the USA and Canada can have the chance to see the sport’s stars.”
An everyday-season opener hasn’t occurred in a rustic and not using a main league staff since 2019, when the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners squared off in Tokyo.
Los Angeles hasn’t made a world journey since 2018, whereas San Diego went international way more lately, dealing with the San Francisco Giants in Mexico Metropolis this previous April 29-30.
Of the six groups collaborating within the MLB World Tour in the course of the common season in 2024, the Phillies have gone the longest with out touring exterior the U.S. and Canada, final doing so in 1977.
–Area Stage Media