NEW YORK (AP) _ The start of baseball's World Series is being
pushed back an extra day to October 24th. That means Game Seven is
scheduled for November for the first time.
Major League Baseball announced last summer that the Series
would start on a Tuesday beginning this year under the sport's new
network television contracts.
Now, because of extra off-days during the postseason, a team
sweeping the National League championship series would have eight
days off before its World Series opener.
The World Series has been scheduled to start on a Saturday since
1985, when the league championship series expanded to
The only previous time that the Fall Classic has slipped into
November was in 2001, when terrorist attacks caused the entire
postseason to be delayed a week.
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