The Story Behind The Major League Baseball Playoffs

The
Major League Baseball Playoffs have been around since 1969.The
Major League Baseball Playoffs were created because the American
League and National League both split into eastern and western
divisions. This meant that post season games between the two division
champions were required to determine the pennant winner…and so the
Major League Baseball Playoffs were born!

The
Major League Baseball Playoffs have been around since 1969.

The
Major League Baseball Playoffs were created because the American
League and National League both split into eastern and western
divisions. This meant that post season games between the two division
champions were required to determine the pennant winner…and so the
Major League Baseball Playoffs were born!

In
1994, the playoff system changed as each league was split into three
divisions and a four team Major League Baseball playoff was created.
However, the new MLB playoff system did not take place until 1995, as
the 1994 season was never completed because of a player strike.

Since
then, eight teams make the Major League Baseball playoffs. Four from
both the American League and the National League.

In
addition to the three division champions, the fourth team to be
entered into the Major League Baseball playoffs is known as a
wildcard. The wildcard team is the second place team with the best
won-loss record.

After
the 162 game season is over, the MLB Playoffs begin. This is usually
in the first full week of October.

The
first round of the MLB playoffs is the Division Series. This is a
five game series that sees the top four teams in each league match up
with each other.

The
winners of the Division Series then advance to the seven game
American League and National League Championship Series.

The
winners of the ALCS and NLCS advance to the World Series.

I
couldn’t imagine baseball without having the MLB Playoffs, but this
was the norm before 1969. In my opinion, the playoffs give an added
boost to the already exciting atmosphere that the game of baseball
creates…who knows what changes may occur to the rules of the Major
League Baseball Playoffs in the future…I guess only time will tell!

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