The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2019, and the historic rivalry is renewed with two of the three games due to be national broadcasts.
Limited tickets remain available for the highly-anticipated series, and the Dodgers are also offering unique All-Access experiences to Saturday’s matchup.
One of the Dodgers ticket packages includes a seat in the infield field box area, parking pass, Dodger Stadium tour with team historian Mark Langill, catered pregame reception with Orel Hershiser and a $100 credit to purchase concessions.
The second Dodgers all-access experience available for purchase includes a visit on the field with manager Dave Roberts prior to first pitch and an autographed baseball by a current player or the eighth-year skipper.
First pitch for the middle game of the series is set for 4:15 p.m. PT and is being broadcast exclusively on Fox.
Michael Grove is expected to be activated off the 15-day injured list for a start against Gerrit Cole, who is among the early favorites for the 2023 American League Cy Young Award.
The Dodgers lost two of three to the Yankees at Dodger Stadium during 2019 Players Weekend. It was a matchup of two teams with the best records in baseball, which isn’t the case this weekend.
The Dodgers enter the series tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top record in the National League, but the Yankees are fifth in the AL.
Yankees vs. Dodgers World Series history
Last fall, an ESPN documentary highlighted the three times the Yankees and Dodgers played in the World Series from 1977-1981.
“Yankees-Dodgers: An Uncivil War” featured interviews with Reggie Jackson, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Willie Randolph, Ron Cey, Graig Nettles, Steve Yeager, Mickey Rivers, Bucky Dent and Dusty Baker, among others.
Back-to-back World Series matchups in 1977 and 1978 went in favor of the Yankees, who had previously defeated the Dodgers in the Fall Classic in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953 and 1956 as well.
The Dodgers at last broke through against the Yankees in the 1981 World Series, led by Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, Davey Lopes, Cey, Pedro Guerrero and more.
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