After much anticipation, long conversations, and a touch of drama, it’s finally time for hot dogs, peanuts, cracker jacks and grand slams. Whether you’re rooting for the home team, or cheering for all the teams like us, you want to keep up with all things Major League Baseball. Find MLB schedules, fun facts, news and answers to all your lingering MLB questions.

 

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MLB 2022 Season Expectations

The 2022 MLB schedules will consist of the standard 162 games but will start a week late with opening day falling on April 7, 2022, with additional series kicking off the following day.

Beyond the delayed 2022 MLB schedule, there are a few more changes the will affect baseball players and fans in 2022. The lockout and following collective bargaining agreement solidified some updated rules  including a truncated MLB draft, which will only have 20 rounds (rather than 40) on July 17-19 ahead of the MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Other changes include an expanded post season (12 teams rather than 10), the National League’s inclusion of universal designated hitter, full game double headers and regular extra innings.

Opening Day, the All-Star Game and the MLB World Series aren’t the only dates to put on the calendar, there are plenty of key events throughout the year.

 

Key MLB Schedule Dates

  • Opening Day: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Jackie Robinson Day: April 15, 2022
  • MLB Draft: July 17 – July 19, 2022
  • MLB All Star Game: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Field of Dreams: August 11, 2022
  • MLB Little League Classic (Red Sox vs. Orioles in Williamsport, Penn.): Aug. 21, 2022
  • Roberto Clemente Day: Sept. 15, 2022
  • Regular Season Ends: Oct. 5, 2022

 

Who you gonna call? Meet some of MLB’s greatest players, the GOATBUSTERS.

 

MLB Schedule

With 30 MLB teams, each playing 162 games, it’s a safe bet that there is almost always a game to watch. Whatever team you root for, keep track of your MLB schedules so you can plan your spring and summer accordingly.

 

Where to Watch Baseball?

Of course, most baseball fans prefer to get into the game at the ballpark or stadiums, but when that’s not an option, there are many ways to watch MLB. Whether you have a sports package or not, you can catch as many MLB games as possible via sports streaming or on satellite. Below are a few places where you can watch baseball.

Regional Sports Lineup (only available in some areas)

Fox Sports 1 – DIRECTV 219

MLB Network DIRECTV 213

ESPN 2 DIRECTV 209

Bally Sports DIRECTV 692

 

MLB Teams

A common question is how many MLB teams are there? There are 30 teams in the MLB, split evenly with 15 each in the National League and American League. Click on your team below to view the latest schedule, stats, tweets, videos and more. 

Arizona Diamondbacks Milwaukee Brewers
Atlanta Braves Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox New York Mets
Chicago Cubs Oakland Athletics
Chicago White Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleveland Guardians San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners
Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Dodgers Toronto Blue Jays
Miami Marlins Washington Nationals 

 

MLB Mascots

MLB mascots

Mascots are a large part of the fandom of baseball teams, and all but three MLB teams have one to rally behind. The costumed characters range from humanoid baseballs to undefined creatures, each doing their part to amp up the ballpark crowds. Learn about the various MLB mascots and decide which one is your favorite

 

 

MLB Top Questions

 

How many games are in the MLB season?

Each of the 30 MLB teams play 162 games each season. That means that there are 2,430 games to enjoy in the 2022 season.

 

What MLB team has the most championships?

The New York Yankees have won the World Series 27 times and played in 40 championship games.

 

When do MLB playoffs start?

The post season MLB schedules will be released toward that end of the regular season on Oct. 5.

 

Where are MLB playoffs being played?

We will know details about the post season as the regular MLB schedule comes to a close.

 

Can MLB games end in a tie?

Although rare, MLB games can end in a tie, but only due to inclement weather or extraneous circumstances. Most games play extra innings until a winner is determined.

 

How long does a baseball game last?

To play nine innings in a regular MLB schedule game usually takes about three hours, with extra innings taking longer. The longest MLB game ever recorded was eight hours and six minutes, and took place over two days, with the Chicago White Sox eventually beating the Milwaukee Brewers in the 25th inning. This epic show down took place in 1984.

Can MLB players use metal bats?

The MLB requires that all players use wooden bats. However, aluminum bats are very common in Little League, intermural and college ball.

 

Are baseball bats hollow?

The official MLB rulebook states, “The bat shall be a smooth, round stick not more than 2.61 inches in diameter at the thickest part and not more than 42 inches in length. The bat shall be one piece of solid wood.”

 

How many perfect games in MLB history?

A perfect game is when the opposing team does not reach base. Since MLB’s induction, there have only been 23 perfect games recorded. While you’re pondering this, check out this inspiring movie on the topic, The Perfect Game.

 

How many no hitters in MLB history?

Like a perfect game, a no-hitter means that no hits are recorded, but the opposing team can still reach base via a walk. There have been 314 no-hitters in MLB’s storied history.

 

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