Here’s what to know ahead of the first pitch.
The Houston Astros won the AL West with a 95-67 record and are led by diminutive second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa and pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Luis Garcia.
Veteran manager Dusty Baker, 72, took over the Astros after the scandal and is now looking for his first World Series title as a manager.
The Atlanta Braves punched their ticket to the playoffs by winning the NL East with an underwhelming record of 88-73, the fewest wins of any playoff team. They did so after a slow start to the season and despite losing one of their best players, Ronald Acuña Jr., who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in July.
The Braves will be competing for their first World Series title since 1995, the only championship for the franchise while in Atlanta. They are led by last year’s Most Valuable Player first baseman Freddie Freeman, hot-hitting outfielder Eddie Rosario and starting pitchers Charlie Morton and Max Fried.
Manager Brian Snitker is looking for his first World Series title while leading the team, and he’ll have to do so against a familiar face; his son Troy Snitker is Houston’s hitting coach.
Game 1 is set for Tuesday, October 26, followed by Game 2 on Wednesday, both in Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Games 3, 4 and 5 are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Truist Park in Atlanta, and then Games 6 and 7 (if needed) will take place in Houston on Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3.
All of the games will begin at 8:09 p.m. ET, except for Game 5, which will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
The games will all be shown on TV by Fox.
Home field advantage goes to Houston because they had the better regular season record. That’s why Games 1 and 2 will be played in Houston, followed by three games in Atlanta and then the final two back in Houston.
Tickets to attend the World Series games will, unsurprisingly, be expensive.
For the games in Atlanta, tickets and parking for the World Series will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ET.