Major League Baseball is headed back to London with another storied rivalry.
MLB recently announced that the Cardinals and Cubs will play a two-game series at a baseball-configured London Stadium on June 24-25, 2023.
The league first experimented with regular-season games across the pond when the Red Sox and Yankees played at the same venue in 2019. St. Louis and Chicago were supposed to play there in 2020, but the series was canceled due to COVID-19.
The London Series is part of a larger initiative the league is calling the MLB WORLD TOUR — a collection of 24 regular-season and 16 exhibition games played throughout Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe through the 2026 season.
The tour is the league’s largest ever plan for international games.
Also part of MLB’s global efforts is Home Run Derby X, a series of home run derby competitions in international locations featuring former baseball stars.
MLB has seen lots of momentum lately: The recent trade deadline gave the league its most-ever single-day web traffic Tuesday.