Baseball is a popular sport in the United States and other parts of the world. The Major League Baseball (MLB) is the professional baseball league in North America, and the regular season typically runs from late March or early April through late September or early October, depending on the schedule for that year.
The regular season consists of 162 games per team, with each team playing 81 games at home and 81 games on the road. During this time, the teams compete in a series of games against each other in order to determine the standings and playoff seeding for the postseason.
The postseason usually begins in early October and consists of a series of elimination rounds, including the Wild Card game, Division Series, League Championship Series, and ultimately, the World Series. The World Series is a best-of-seven championship series between the two teams that have advanced through the playoffs.
While the MLB season typically runs from late March or early April through late September or early October, there are some variations in the schedule from year to year. For example, in 2020, the start of the season was delayed until July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the season was shortened to just 60 games. In 2021, the regular season began on April 1 and ended on October 3.