ALCS Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Race for the Pennant

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 11:  Justin Verlander #35 and Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers and teammates celebrate after the Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-0 in Game Five of the American League Division Series at Coliseum on October 11, 2012 in Oakland, California. Verlander pitched a complete game shutout as the Tigers advance to the American League Championship Series.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Need to know the date for every American League Championship Series game? Want to ensure that you don't miss a single game on the tube?

Well then, my friends, you've come to the right place. The schedule can be found below.

(Note: Article written before conclusion of series between New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles.)

Game Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 Sat Oct. 13 TBD TBS
Gm 2 Sun Oct. 14 TBD TBS
Gm 3 Tue Oct. 16 TBD TBS
Gm 4 Wed Oct. 17 TBD TBS
Gm 5* Thu Oct. 18 TBD TBS
Gm 6* Sat Oct. 20 TBD TBS
Gm 7* Sun Oct. 21 TBD TBS


I've always enjoyed the ALCS a bit more than its NLCS counterpart (well, except when the Philadelphia Phillies are playing, in which case I'm glued to the tube). As a person who watches far more of the National League as a Phillies fan, getting to see the best from the other league battle on the big stage is a treat.

Plus, I may be a bit of a baseball purist who prefers the non-DH National League—you just get more strategy having to deal with the pitcher's spot—but I can't deny that having an extra hitter in each lineup adds another layer of excitement during the playoffs. 

And think of some of the things that you've missed in the past if you skipped the ALCS.

Aaron Boone hitting a Game 7, series-winning home run in extra innings for the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox in 2003.

The Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Yankees a year later.

Jeffrey Maier reaching out from the stands and helping the Yankees win the 1996 ALCS.

And that's just in recent memory.

There was George Brett's homer off of Goose Gossage in 1980, Dave Henderson's home run in 1986, Roger Clemens striking out 15 Seattle Mariners in 2000 and so, so many more.

The moral of this story?

Don't miss a single game. You never know if you'll miss history in the process.


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