The MLB is the third major USA league to cross the Atlantic, with the National Basketball Association and NFL having already established themselves in London. The Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners will also open the 2019 season at the Tokyo Dome in March.
"I'm committed - as is MLB - to ensure baseball has a long-term future over many years in London".
The stadium, now occupied by Premier League football club West Ham United, will be able to accommodate 55,000 fans for each match.
New York's Luis Severino will start the series opener against Boston lefty Drew Pomeranz followed by Masahiro Tanaka facing David Price on Wednesday night and CC Sabathia taking on Rick Porcello in the Thursday night finale.
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". There were significant challenges that had to be overcome.
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Hood is averaging 4.6 points per game in 10 playoff games and has not scored more than 12 points in any of them. But one of the Cavaliers' potential role players was conspicuously absent from the game.
Major League Baseball had planned to host regular-season matches in London in 2017, but these were abandoned due to time constraints. "We are bringing you one of the best rivalries in baseball". "We expect an exciting and intense pair of games and appreciate the significance of representing our sport in such a meaningful way".
Major League Baseball said it wanted its two premier teams to showcase the sport in England's capital. "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". Bringing these storied teams together for British fans - who have such a profound appreciation for sports at the highest level - only adds to the unique allure of one of the world's greatest sporting rivalries.
"Look, Red Sox-Yankees is always big, and obviously they're a great team".
"They've been fighting it out for over a hundred years", Henry said about the Red Sox and the Yankees.