A Closer Look at the Highly Anticipated 2024 MLB Season Schedule
The 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season schedule has been eagerly awaited by fans, and it promises to be an exciting one. With key matchups, special events, and games on international soil, there is much for fans to look forward to.
Let’s look at some of the key details and highlights of the upcoming 2024 MLB schedule.
Opening Series in Seoul, South Korea
In a historic first, the 2024 MLB season will kick off in Seoul, South Korea, with a two-game series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers on March 20-21.
This groundbreaking Opening Series marks the first official MLB game ever played in South Korea.
Baseball’s popularity has rapidly risen in South Korea, making it a fitting location for this monumental series.
As two competitive NL West rivals, the Padres and Dodgers should provide plenty of drama and excitement as they inaugurate the 2024 season abroad.
Opening Day Slated for March 28
Following the season-opening series in Korea, Opening Day for the 2024 MLB season will take place on Thursday, March 28.
In a welcome change, all 30 MLB teams will be in action on Opening Day for the second consecutive year; after that, it hadn’t occurred since 1968.
Fans will be treated to a full slate of 15 games on the symbolic first day of the 2024 campaign.
Notable Opening Day Matchups
Opening Day 2024 features intriguing matchups between rivals and franchises with compelling storylines.
The World Series runner-up Philadelphia Phillies will host the defending champion Atlanta Braves on Opening Day.
Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Day will feature Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and Shohei Ohtani against the St Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.
The New York Yankees will visit the Houston Astros in a matchup of American League superpowers.
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will rekindle their NL West rivalry.
Other fun matchups include the Milwaukee Brewers visiting the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs heading to Texas to face the Rangers, and the Boston Red Sox traveling to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Seattle Mariners.
International Games in Mexico City and London
The 2024 MLB schedule also continues the league’s global effort to grow the game.
The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies will play a two-game series in Mexico City from April 27-28.
Then in June, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will square off in the annual London Series at London Stadium from June 8-9. Playing competitive regular season games in front of international crowds is an important part of baseball’s worldwide expansion.
All-Star Game Heads to Texas
The 2024 MLB All-Star Game will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on July 16.
This will mark the first Midsummer Classic at the Texas Rangers’ home stadium since 1995.
With the Rangers’ new climate-controlled ballpark and the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s enthusiasm for baseball, the 2024 All-Star Game has the makings of a memorable one.
Other Marquee Dates
In addition to the international games and All-Star Game, there are several other marquee dates circled on the 2024 MLB calendar:
April 15: Jackie Robinson Day honoring the pioneer who broke baseball’s color barrier
May 8:Lou Gehrig Day celebrating the legendary Yankee with ALS awareness efforts
June 2: Lou Gehrig Day in Birmingham, Alabama, between the Giants and Cardinals at historic Rickwood Field
July 27: Giants vs. Rockies doubleheader
September 15: Roberto Clemente Day honoring the late Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer
September 29: Final day of the 2024 regular season
With this preview of key dates and matchups, it’s clear that the stage is set for an amazing 2024 MLB season.
There are rivalries to be rekindled, promising young talent to keep an eye on, and historic events in international locales to look forward to witnessing.
So get ready, baseball fans – 2024 is shaping up to be a truly memorable MLB campaign!