While the 2022 MLB season is still underway, the league is already thinking ahead to 2023.
Yes: MLB published the calendar for the regular season for next year’s campaign.
There is an interesting news item to consider: for the first time in history, the teams will face the remaining 29 clubs.
“The 2023 regular season schedule is here! For the first time in MLB history, all 30 clubs will face each other at least once,” MLB tweeted.
— MLB (@MLB) August 24, 2022
Some key dates: Opening Day will be on Thursday, March 30, and the last day of games will be October 1.
The All-Star Game will be in Seattle, on July 11; and the London series, as part of MLB’s World Tour, will take place on June 24 and 25.
The fact that all 30 clubs will face each other has never occurred in the past.
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Each squad will play a total of 52 division games; 64 intraleague games, and 46 interleague games.
The increase in interleague games will mean more stars facing fellow stars: there will be Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper matchups, Pete Alonso vs. Julio Rodriguez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. vs. Juan Soto (and Fernando Tatis Jr., once he returns from suspension), and many more.
It also means that old rivalries will be dusted off and offered to all audiences: a clear example of this is the Yankees – Giants matchup (a long while ago, the Giants played in New York).
There will also be some recent World Series rematches in the regular season calendar, which is always attractive for fans.