It seems interleague play in Major League Baseball hasn’t run its course yet.
Fans still tune in to see the unique matchups that interleague play offers, even after 16 years. Interleague play was first introduced in 1997, and it gives both players and fans alike the chance to see World Series-style matchups from their favorite teams — even those that may struggle to get to the grand finale on a regular basis (we’re looking at you, Chicago Cubs).
The Red Sox sit at No. 3 all-time in the American League with 161 total interleague wins. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith talks about how the Sox are using the experience to their advantage in the video above.