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Japan to Host First US Major League Baseball Games on March 19-20, Featuring Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Baseball commissioner announces Japan will host MLB season-opener next year

According to Sadayuki Sakakibara, the Japanese baseball commissioner, the upcoming US Major League Baseball season will kick off in Japan on March 19 and 20. The specific location and teams participating in these opening games have not been decided yet. Sakakibara recently met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in South Korea to discuss the plans for these games.

While no official announcement has been made by officials at Nippon Professional Baseball, reports suggest that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be the teams playing in the series. Japanese media outlets have been closely following Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers alongside pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Ohtani’s popularity in Japan has contributed to the high level of interest in these upcoming games.

Sakakibara mentioned that Manfred expressed interest in having teams that would deliver high-quality baseball for these opening games. The commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball expressed his excitement about the potential matchup between the Dodgers and the Cubs, but emphasized that nothing has been finalized at this moment. The series is expected to be a landmark event for baseball fans in Japan and around the world.

By Samantha Nguyen

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