Saturday, October 02, 1999

TENTATIVE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE


Arizona playoffs start at 11:09 p.m.

        Why not make it midnight?

        If the Reds win the NL Central, their first two Division Series games at Arizona Tuesday and Wednesday will start at 11:09 p.m., baseball announced Friday.

        If the Reds are the NL wild-card team, they will play in Atlanta at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

        The tentative playoff schedule:

DIVISION SERIES

        NATIONAL LEAGUE

        Arizona vs. Cincinnati or Houston
        Tuesday, Oct. 5

        Cincinnati or Houston at Arizona, 11:09 p.m. OR TBA (ESPN)
        Wednesday, Oct. 6
        Cincinnati or Houston at Arizona, 11:09 p.m. OR TBA (ESPN)
        Friday, Oct. 8
        Arizona at Cincinnati or Houston, TBA
        Saturday, Oct. 9
        Arizona at Cincinnati or Houston at Arizona, TBA, if necessary
        Sunday, Oct. 10
        Cincinnati or Houston at Arizona, TBA, if necessary

        Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston vs. New York
        Tuesday, Oct. 5

        New York at Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston, 11:09 p.m. or TBA
        Wednesday, Oct. 6
        New York at Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston, 11:09 p.m. or TBA
        Friday, Oct. 8
        Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston at New York, TBA
        Saturday, Oct. 9
        Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston at New York, TBA, if necessary
        Sunday, Oct. 10
        New York at Arizona or Cincinnati or Houston, TBA, if necessary

        Atlanta vs. Cincinnati or Houston
        Tuesday, Oct. 5

        Cincinnati or Houston at Atlanta, 4:09 p.m. (ESPN)
        Wednesday, Oct. 6
        Cincinnati or Houston at Atlanta, 4:09 p.m. (ESPN)
        Friday, Oct. 8
        Atlanta at Cincinnati or Houston, TBA
        Saturday, Oct. 9
        Atlanta at Cincinnati or Houston, TBA, if necessary
        Sunday, Oct. 10
        Cincinnati or Houston at Atlanta, TBA, if necessary

        AMERICAN LEAGUE

        New York vs. Cleveland or Texas
        Tuesday, Oct. 5

        Cleveland or Texas vs. New York, 8:07 p.m. (NBC)
        Thursday, Oct. 7
        Cleveland or Texas vs. New York, 8:07 p.m. (FOX)
        Saturday, Oct. 9
        New York vs. Cleveland or Texas, TBA
        Sunday, Oct. 10
        New York vs. Cleveland or Texas, TBA, if necessary
        Monday, Oct. 11
        Cleveland or Texas vs. New York, TBA, if necessary

        Cleveland or Texas vs. Boston
        Wednesday, Oct. 6

        Boston at Cleveland or Texas, 8:07 p.m. (FOX)
        Thursday, Oct. 7
        Boston at Cleveland or Texas, 4:09 p.m. (ESPN)
        Saturday, Oct. 9
        Cleveland or Texas at Boston, TBA
        Sunday, Oct. 10
        Cleveland or Texas at Boston, TBA, if necessary
        Monday, Oct. 11
        Boston at Cleveland or Texas, TBA, if necessary

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

        AMERICAN LEAGUE
        (FOX)
        Wednesday, Oct. 13

        at higher percentage, 8:07 p.m.
        Thursday, Oct. 14
        at higher percentage, 8:07 p.m.
        Saturday, Oct. 16
        at lower percentage or wild card, 4:07 p.m.
        Sunday, Oct. 17
        at lower percentage or wild card. 7:37 p.m.
        Monday, Oct. 18
        at lower percentage or wild card, 8:07 p.m., if necessary
        Wednesday, Oct. 20
        at higher percentage, 4:07 p.m. or 8:07 p.m., if necessary
        Thursday, Oct. 21
        at higher percentage, 8:07 p.m., if necessary

        NATIONAL LEAGUE
        (NBC)
        Tuesday, Oct. 12

        at higher percentage, 8:20 p.m.
        Wednesday, Oct. 13
        at higher percentage, 4:20 p.m.
        Friday, Oct. 15
        at lower percentage or wild card, 8:20 p.m.
        Saturday, Oct. 16
        at lower percentage or wild card, 7:50 p.m.
        Sunday, Oct. 17
        at lower percentage or wild card, 4:20 p.m., if necessary
        Tuesday, Oct. 19
        at higher percentage, 8:20 p.m., if necessary
        Wednesday, Oct. 20
        at higher percentage, 8:20 p.m., if necessary

WORLD SERIES

        (NBC)
        Saturday, Oct. 23

        American League at National League, 8:05 p.m.
        Sunday, Oct. 24
        AL at NL, 8:05 p.m.
        Tuesday, Oct. 26
        NL at AL, 8:35 p.m.
        Wednesday, Oct. 27
        NL at AL, 8:35 p.m.
        Thursday, Oct. 28
        NL at AL, 8:35 p.m., if necessary
        Saturday, Oct. 30
        AL at NL, 8:05 p.m., if necessary
        Sunday, Oct. 31
        AL at NL, 8:05 p.m. EST, if necessary
       



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