In 2017, the MLB regular season ended on Sunday, October 1.
The playoffs began almost immediately after, starting with the wild card games featuring the two top two teams from each league that didn't win their division. The one-game playoff decided the wild card spot for the American League and National League which were played on October 3 and 4, respectively.
The best-of-five game Division series began the day after, on October 5, followed by the best-of-seven playoff series beginning on October 13.
The final battle of the World Series gets underway on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and may well last until the 7th game scheduled on November 1.
Just up ahead, check out the full TV schedule, along with world series trivia and related resources for following all the action as the Boys of October take to the field.
2017 Baseball Playoffs and World Series TV schedule
all times Eastern
National League Championship
Thursday, October 19
- Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 - LA Dodgers win the National League Championship series
American League Championship
Saturday, October 21 - Astros 4, Yankees 0 - Houston Astros win the American League Championship series
2017 World Series
Tuesday, October 24 -
Astros at Dodgers 8 PM on FOX
Wednesday, October 25 -
Astros at Dodgers 8 PM on FOX
Friday, October 27 -
Dodgers at Astros 8 PM on FOX
Saturday, October 28 - Dodgers at Astros 8 PM on FOX
Sunday, October 29 -
Dodgers at Astros 8 PM on FOX *
Tuesday, October 31 - Astros at Dodgers 8 PM on FOX *
Wednesday, November 1 -
Astros at Dodgers 8 PM on FOX *
* if necessary
Baseball World Series Fun Facts
"The Greatest Catch Ever Made,"
Willie Mays, 1954 World Series.
• The most storied underdogs in baseball, the Amazin' Mets climbed out of the basement to beat the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles for the championship title in 1969. In total, the Mets have reached the World Series four times in franchise history (1969, 1973, 1986 and 2000).
• San Francisco was rockin' in 1989 when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area during Game 3. The game was postponed for 10 days before Oakland went on to sweep the series.
Around the Web, follow your favorite teams to see who's in and who's out in the division series on the road to the World Series, along with detailed results & scores, great coverage of the history of the World Series, its teams and players, stats and record-breaking performances ...:
FOX Sports - Major League Baseball - The official TV broadcast station of the major league World Series games with stats, schedules, scores & results along with the latest headline news & rumors including video highlights, photos, fantasy baseball. Major League Baseball - Get right to the meat and potatoes of who's in competition for the pennant championship with this site's chart showing the current standings of each team in the majors -- updated daily during the season.
Baseball Prospectus - Opinions on which teams are cracking the stats it takes to win the playoffs and get to the championship games. Analysis of players,
positions and historical comparisons make for interesting and informative reading. This site has a section for fantasy managers
who want to keep up with their players info and tradeability.
World Series History - From famous ejections - to the MVPs from seasons past - check out major league history, trivia and World Series fun facts at Baseball Almanac.com.