London, England

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Note: This page links to London, the city in England. For the city in Ontario, Canada, see London, ON.

London is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. It is located on the Thames River, in south-western England.

Major League Baseball announced that it will play a two-game series in London on June 29-30, 2019. The games will feature the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and will be the first regular season major league games ever to be played in Europe. The London Olympic Stadium, erected for the 2012 Olympic Games, has been identified as the preferred venue, as the presence of a 400-foot running track makes the field large enough to be adapted to a baseball configuration, contrary to other stadiums built specifically for soccer, liker the mythic Wembley Stadium.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Josh Chetwynd and Brian A. Belton: British Baseball and the West Ham Club: History of a 1930s Professional Team in East London, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
  • Bryan Hoch: "Yanks, Red Sox will take rivalry to London in '19: MLB's first regular-season game in Europe will take place next June 29-30", mlb.com, May 8, 2018. [1]
  • Jim Leeke: Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-7870-5