It’s official – MLB has announced that the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees will play 2 exhibition games at the new Yankee Stadium on Saturday April 3rd and Sunday April 4th. The 2 teams last played during inter-league play in 2005 at the old Yankee Stadium.
Each team’s current manager has ties to the other organization. Yankees’ Manager Joe Girardi played for the Cubs from 1989 through 1992 and from 2000 through 2002. Cubs’ Manager Lou Pinella won 2 World Series Championships as a player with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. He played for the Yankees for 11 MLB seasons, and managed the Yankees from 1986 through 1988.