Boston Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 26: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox warms up in the on deck circle as he waits to bat during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 26, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms during Players Weekend. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will take the game back its Little League roots next year, with the teams slated to play in the 2022 Little League Classic, as announced by Major League Baseball on Sunday.

Introduced in 2017, the Little League Classic takes place at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Penn., and is a joint venture with Little League International, occurring during the Little League World Series.

“We are excited to take part in one of MLB’s latest traditions that directly connects Major League players with the game’s next generation of potential stars,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said. “Playing the Orioles at Historic Bowman Field is an honor and we are looking forward to deepening the connection between today’s youth and America’s pastime.”

Following the script of previous matchups, the Orioles and Red Sox will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day on Aug. 21st before playing at Historic Bowman Field later that night.

According to the MLB, the game will count as a home game for the Orioles.

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