First Major League Season Opened Outside Of North America

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000201" title="New York Mets" href="/topic/sports/baseball/new-york-mets-ORSPT000201.topic">New York Mets</a> manager Bobby Valentine tips his cap after losing a pre-season game against <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan's</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011300" title="Tokyo (Japan)" href="/topic/international/japan/tokyo-%28japan%29-PLGEO100100602011300.topic">Tokyo</a> Giants at Tokyo Dome March 28. The Tokyo Giants won the game 9-5 over the Mets. The New York Mets and the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000165" title="Chicago Cubs" href="/topic/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-ORSPT000165.topic">Chicago Cubs</a> will play two games in Tokyo March 29 and 30, the first time Major League baseball will have opened a season outside North America.
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( KIMIMASA MAYAMA, REUTERS / March 28, 2000 )

New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine tips his cap after losing a pre-season game against Japan's Tokyo Giants at Tokyo Dome March 28. The Tokyo Giants won the game 9-5 over the Mets. The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs will play two games in Tokyo March 29 and 30, the first time Major League baseball will have opened a season outside North America.

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