FILE PHOTO: May 21, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is seen after a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
One of the National League’s most storied rivalries is going international next season.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are scheduled for a June 13-14 series in London in 2020, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will play a two-game series in England later this month.
The Cardinals will be the home team in the series.
“The Cardinals are excited and honored to be a part of the London series next year,” said Cardinals chairman and CEO William DeWitt Jr. in a statement. “The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry is one of the best in sports, and it will be exciting to bring it to Europe for a new audience to experience. I have no doubt that the passionate sports fans in London will love these games and we look forward to creating some new Cardinals fans overseas.”
Tom Ricketts, executive chairman of the Cubs, also issued a statement.
“It is an honor to participate in the MLB London Series and we are happy to support Major League Baseball’s effort to promote America’s pastime on an international stage,” Ricketts said. “The rivalry between the Cubs and Cards is one of the best in sports and will be a great match-up for international baseball fans to experience in London.”
New York and Boston will be the first MLB teams to play in London when they meet June 29-30.
—Field Level Media