Major League Baseball has released the schedule for the 2015 Postseason and for the third time, the World Series will start in very late October, in fact, this year’s Fall Classic begins on Tuesday, October 27, the second time it will do so. Back in 2001, the World Series began on October 27 due to a week delay in the season due to 9/11. And in 2009, the World Series started on October 28 because of the World Baseball Classic that again delayed the season by a week.
Should the World Series not end in a sweep, the elimination Games 5, 6 and 7 would be played on November 1, 3 and 4, respectively.
For the Wild Card games, on Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday and October 7, ESPN will air the American League Wild Card while TBS will take the National League Wild Card game.
In the Divisional Series round, TBS will carry the entire NLDS. Fox, Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network will have the American League Division Series. In fact, the American League Division Series will kick off the DS round on Thursday, October 8.
Then for the League Championship Series, that begins on Friday, October 16 with Game 1 of the ALCS. Fox and Fox Sports 1 will carry the American League Championship Series while TBS airs the National League Championship Series.
Fox will take the World Series with the American League having the home field advantage.
Here’s the schedule in its entirety:
Postseason to Begin on Tues., Oct. 6th with AL Wild Card Game on ESPN, Followed by NL Wild Card Game on TBS on Wed., Oct. 7th
Baseball’s 111th World Series Scheduled to Start on Tues., Oct. 27th in AL Park
Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2015 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League Wild Card Game on ESPN on Tuesday, October 6th. Game One of the 2015 World Series on FOX is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th in the ballpark of the American League Champions.
Following the scheduled Sunday, October 4th conclusion to the regular season, potentially necessary regular season Tiebreaker Games would be telecast exclusively by ESPN on Monday, October 5th. Tuesday’s AL Wild Card Game on ESPN will be followed by the Wednesday, October 7th National League Wild Card Game, which will be telecast exclusively by TBS.
Both AL Division Series will begin on Thursday, October 8th. The first full slate of Division Series games, featuring two NL Division Series openers and a pair of ALDS Game Twos, will be held on Friday, October 9th. Overall, the Division Series are scheduled from Thursday, October 8th through Thursday, October 15th, with two potential Game Fives on Wednesday, October 14th (ALDS) and Thursday, October 15th (NLDS). FOX, FS1 and MLB Network will air the ALDS games, while TBS will cover all NLDS games.
The American League Championship Series, beginning on Friday, October 16th, will be telecast by FOX and FS1. The National League Championship Series, set to start on Saturday, October 17th, will be telecast by TBS. A potential Game Seven of the ALCS is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th, while a Game Seven of the NLCS is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th.
Game One of the 2015 World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th at the ballpark of the American League Champions. The 111th Fall Classic will shift to the ballpark of the National League Champions on Friday, October 30th. A Game Seven, if necessary, would be scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th at the AL ballpark. The scheduled off days during the World Series are Thursday, October 29th and Monday, November 2nd (if necessary). FOX Sports will present live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 18th time.
All games telecast on MLB Network, TBS and FOX will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider.
ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2015 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games and any necessary Tiebreakers.
2015 MLB POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
[Subject to change; listed by date]
DAY DATE GAME NETWORK Tues. Oct. 6th AL Wild Card Game ESPN Wed. Oct. 7th NL Wild Card Game TBS
ALDS Games on FOX, FS1 or MLBN
NLDS Games on TBS
A = Involves club with best record; B = Not involving club with best record DAY DATE SERIES NETWORK Thurs. Oct. 8th ALDS A, Game 1 FOX, FS1 or MLBN ALDS B, Game 1 FOX, FS1 or MLBN Fri. Oct. 9th ALDS A, Game 2 FOX, FS1 or MLBN ALDS B, Game 2 FOX, FS1 or MLBN NLDS A, Game 1 TBS NLDS B, Game 1 TBS Sat. Oct. 10th NLDS A, Game 2 TBS NLDS B, Game 2 TBS Sun. Oct. 11th ALDS A, Game 3 FOX, FS1 or MLBN ALDS B, Game 3 FOX, FS1 or MLBN Mon. Oct. 12th ALDS A, Game 4 FOX or FS1 ALDS B, Game 4 FOX or FS1 NLDS A, Game 3 TBS NLDS B, Game 3 TBS Tues. Oct. 13th NLDS A, Game 4 TBS NLDS B, Game 4 TBS Wed. Oct. 14th ALDS A, Game 5 FOX or FS1 ALDS B, Game 5 FOX or FS1 Thurs. Oct. 15th NLDS A, Game 5 TBS NLDS B, Game 5 TBS
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
ALCS Games on FOX or FS1
NLCS Games on TBS
DAY DATE SERIES NETWORK Fri. Oct. 16th ALCS Game 1 FOX or FS1 Sat. Oct. 17th ALCS Game 2 FOX or FS1 NLCS Game 1 TBS Sun. Oct. 18th NLCS Game 2 TBS Mon. Oct. 19th ALCS Game 3 FOX or FS1 Tues. Oct. 20th NLCS Game 3 TBS ALCS Game 4 FOX or FS1 Wed. Oct. 21st ALCS Game 5 FOX or FS1 NLCS Game 4 TBS Thurs. Oct. 22nd NLCS Game 5 TBS Fri. Oct. 23rd ALCS Game 6 FOX or FS1 Sat. Oct. 24th NLCS Game 6 TBS ALCS Game 7 FOX or FS1 Sun. Oct. 25th NLCS Game 7 TBS
THE 111th WORLD SERIES
DAY DATE GAME, SITE NETWORK Tues. Oct. 27th Game 1, AL Park FOX Wed. Oct. 28th Game 2, AL Park FOX Thurs. Oct. 29th TRAVEL DAY Fri. Oct. 30th Game 3, NL Park FOX Sat. Oct. 31st Game 4, NL Park FOX Sun. Nov. 1st Game 5, NL Park FOX Mon. Nov. 2nd TRAVEL DAY Tues. Nov. 3rd Game 6, AL Park FOX Wed. Nov. 4th Game 7, AL Park FOX
And that will do it.