The World Series playoffs marks the end of the season, and the emergence of the two best baseball teams in the MLB American and National leagues.
In 2016, the season ended on Sunday, October 2nd.
That's when the best teams of the year began vying for a shot at the playoffs, beginning with the Wild Card Games from October 4 -5.
Snow in the forecast
Fall Classic? Stay tuned ....
The best-of-five game Division series begins the day after, on October 6, followed by the best-of-seven playoff series beginning on October 14.
The final battle at the World Series gets underway on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and may well last until the 7th game scheduled for November 2.
While the Series is normally a ratings bonanza for the TV networks, the possibility of a World Series game called "on account of snow" (or influenza) would be one for the record books!
Stay tuned ....
2016 Baseball Playoffs and World Series TV schedule
TBS is set to televise the Division Series and Championship Series. ESPN will televise the American League Wild Card Game.
Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network will televise all National League Division Series, and TBS will televise the American League Division Series. The following American League Championship series will be televised by TBS while the National League Championship Series will be shared by Fox and Fox Sports 1 (FS1) The World Series will air exclusively on Fox. In Canada, the series will be broadcast on Sportsnet.
Meanwhile, keep it here for times and dates with a complete US TV schedule for the 2016 wildcard games, playoffs, and World Series championship as post-season play continues.
all times Eastern (ET)
2016 World Series
Tuesday, Oct. 25
World Series Game 1: Cubs at Cleveland Indians 7:30PM (Fox)
Wednesday, Oct. 26
World Series Game 2: Cubs at Cleveland Indians 7:30PM (Fox)
Friday, Oct. 28
World Series Game 3: Cleveland Indians at Cubs 7:30PM (Fox)
Saturday, Oct. 29
World Series Game 4: Cleveland Indians at Cubs 7:30PM (Fox)
Sunday, Oct. 30
World Series Game 5: Cleveland Indians at Cubs 8PM (Fox)
Tuesday, Nov. 1
World Series Game 6: Cubs at Cleveland Indians 7:30PM (Fox)
Wednesday, Nov. 2
World Series Game 7: Cubs at Cleveland Indians 7:30PM (Fox)
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) and are about to go for their fifth appearance after defeating the Chicago Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship series.
• 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.