The 2011 Fall Classic is right around the corner. Every year except two (1904 and 1994), the two league champions have met to decide the best team in baseball. The New York Yankees may have the most titles of any team, but they'll be absent this year. It's been a memorable year but if you're wondering when the games will be on, we've got the answer. The World Series schedule for 2011 is as follows:
Game 1: Wednesday, Oct 19
Game 2: Thursday, Oct 20
Game 3: Saturday, Oct 22
Game 4: Sunday, Oct 23
Game 5: Monday, Oct 24
Game 6: Wednesday, Oct 26
Game 7: Thursday, Oct 27
FOX will carry all 7 games. Exact times are yet to be determined.
The World Series schedule has the National League champs hosting the first 2 games of the series, the American League team as the home team in the following 3 games, and then it’s back to the National League’s ballpark for the last 2 if needed, giving the National League home-field advantage.
The home-field advantage was determined back on July 12 in the All Star Game when the National League beat the American League.
The World Series home-field advantage was not always determined by the All-Star Game. Up until 2002, the team with the better regular season record was awarded the advantage. But in 2002, the All-Star Game went into extra innings depleting both bullpens of pitchers and forcing Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to call the game which resulted in a tie as the final score. The following year, and in an attempt to bestow some significance upon the All-Star Game, Bud Selig changed the rule and made it so that the Midsummer Classic winner would determine the World Series home-field advantage.
There you have it, the World Series schedule 2011 in a nutshell. So clear up your schedule and get ready for some awesome baseball.