Major League Baseball unveils play-off schedule

The 2012 post season schedule had been released by Major League baseball, making October a postseason can’t miss event. Here is how it will work this season.

1. The 2012 postseason will begin on October 5, with the Wildcard games held on that date. The American League and National League Division series will begin on October 6 with the second and third seeded division winners from October 6-11 and the series with the top seed and the Wildcard winners on October 7-12 if necessary.

2. The ALCS will begin on October 13 and will run through October 21 while the NLCS will begin on October 14 and will run through October 22 if there is a Game 7.

3. After one day off, the World Series will take place on October 24 at the home of the National League Champion with Game 7 (if there is so) to be played at the same stadium on November 1.

There are somewhat a new format this year. Here are the new rules.

1. For the 2012 season only, the Division series will begin with two games in the lower seed’s ballpark and will end with up to three in the higher seed’s ballpark.

2. Although the format for the Champion series and the World series will be the same, there will only be two days off in each series: One between Game 2 and 3 and one between Game 5 and 6.

Broadcasting: TBS will broadcast the Wildcard games and up to 18 of the possible 20 games in the Division series round. MLB Network will have one Division series to be determined on October 7 and another on October 10. TBS will also broadcast the American League Championship series while FOX will broadcast the National League Championship series as well as the World Series.

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Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Misc. News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. If Bob Costas isn’t broadcasting the games on the MLB Network I will be pissed.

  2. Matt – only 3 Yankees have scored more runs than Mickey Mantle.

    Gehrig
    Ruth
    And who is the third?

    • Twasp…
      That is what Jeter gets paid to do as a lead-off hitter, he has over 700 more non-HR hits than The Mick does.
      That means he has done his job, he has 63 runs with Cano having 70, not bad.
      All of those guys had some very very good hitters behind them.

  3. Matt S. ….seems like Ken got this answer faster than you did…….what happened?

  4. Good job youngster!

  5. Ken – only 4 Yankees have more doubles than Ruth….

    Gehrig
    B.Williams
    Mattingly

    And who?

  6. Doug – you were right ….look at all the juicers that are up for the HOF next season?

    14 Barry Bonds 1st 340 76 22 158.1 2986 9847 2227 2935 762 1996 514 2558 .298 .444 .607 1.051 182 *78D/9
    15 Roger Clemens 1st 332 73 24 133.9 709 179 5 31 0 12 0 13 .173 .236 .207 .443 17 354 184 3.12 143 1.173 709 707 0 4916.2 4185 363 1580 4672 *1
    16 Mike Piazza 1st 207 62 16 56.1 1912 6911 1048 2127 427 1335 17 759 .308 .377 .545 .922 143 *2D3
    17 Sammy Sosa 1st 202 52 18 54.8 2354 8813 1475 2408 609 1667 234 929 .273 .344 .534 .878 128 *98D/7
    18 Curt Schilling 1st 171 46 20 76.1 571 773 39 117 0 29 1 25 .151 .178 .171 .348 -9 216 146 3.46 127 1.137 569 436 22 3261.0 2998 347 711 3116 *1
    19 Craig Biggio 1st 169 57 20 62.1 2850 10876 1844 3060 291 1175 414 1160 .281 .363 .433 .796 112 *4*287/D9
    20 Jose Mesa 1st 113 1 19 9.6 1023 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -3 80 109 4.36 100 1.472 1022 95 321 1548.2 1629 151 651 1038 *1
    21 Roberto Hernandez 1st 93 7 17 17.2 1010 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 166 67 71 3.45 131 1.367 1010 3 326 1071.1 1002 96 462 945 *1
    22 Kenny Lofton 1st 91 42 17 64.9 2103 8120 1528 2428 130 781 622 945 .299 .372 .423 .794 107 *87/D9
    23 David Wells 1st 88 40 21 49.2 660 178 8 23 0 5 0 3 .129 .148 .140 .289 -22 239 157 4.13 108 1.266 660 489 13 3439.0 3635 407 719 2201 *1
    24 Steve Finley 1st 72 36 19 40.4 2583 9397 1443 2548 304 1167 320 844 .271 .332 .442 .775 104 0 0 0.00 1.000 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 *897/D1
    25 Mike Stanton 1st 66 7 19 13.3 1178 24 3 8 0 3 0 1 .333 .360 .375 .735 96 68 63 3.92 112 1.352 1178 1 84 1114.0 1086 93 420 895 *1
    26 Shawn Green 1st 62 33 15 31.4 1951 7082 1129 2003 328 1070 162 744 .283 .355 .494 .850 120 *9387D
    27 Bob Wickman 1st 60 6 15 15.4 835 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 63 61 3.57 126 1.400 835 28 267 1059.0 1051 80 432 785 *1
    28 Julio Franco 1st 58 42 23 39.7 2527 8677 1285 2586 173 1194 281 917 .298 .365 .417 .782 111 *6*4*3*D/579

  7. They should just make a separate wing of the HOF shaped like a syringe……

    2013 cast …..bonds, Clemens, Sosa, piazza, schilling, biggio, Stanton, McGuire

  8. While Baltimore gets credit for hanging in there with the Yankees 5.5 Games back, the team I am more concerned with is Tampa Bay. They are right there 6 games back and are starting to gel at the right time as they seem to do every year. Last year at this time they had an identical 59-52 record and came back to catch Boston.

    They finally got Longoria back who is a huge upgrade offensively and defensively. In their last 15 games they have played BALT (6 times), OAK (3), LA (3) & TOR (3) and have gone 10-5. Their pitching staff has a 2.22 Team ERA in the 25 games since the AS Break as all 5 starters are pitching well. Price and Matt Moore have been outstanding lately and this is a dangerous team with Longoria & Joyce back in the lineup.

  9. fishjam, i agree pitching wins and the Rays, A’s, and Angels have it.

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