The Yankees announced on Friday that they will be playing a two-game exhibition series in Mexico City against Diablos Rojos del Mexico, the most successful team in their league
The games will take place at Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium on Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25. These games will in essence conclude spring training ahead of Opening Day on Thursday, March 28, when the Yankees will be in Houston against their rivals, the Astros.
While the Yankees are the most successful team in Major League Baseball with 27 World Championships, the Diablos Rojos has the most titles in the Mexican Baseball League, 16.
This will mark the Yankees' first trip to Mexico City since March of 1968 when they also played exhibition games against the Diablos Rojos, known as the "Pandilla Escarlata." That series was played at Parque del Seguro Social. The teams split the series, as the Diablos beat the Yankees, 5-3, on March 18, 1968, and the Yankees took the second game, 9-1, two days later.
For Yankees fans interested in making the trip, ticket sale information will be provided at a later date through the Diablos Rojos.