What a cool experience for him and his family! London is an amazing city!
Chase, who retired in 2018, says his new mission is to grow baseball in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, which is why he’s moving to London.
“I’m going to work for Major League Baseball as their ambassador,” Utley told People.
There were about 22,500 baseball players in the UK in 2020. That number rose in 2019 when the MLB held its first two games in the country between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Each drew nearly 60,000 fans.
“It was clear that sports fans in London had a great appetite for baseball,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said.