When is Baseball Season? (Major League, Minor League, and College)


Baseball is generally considered a spring sport, though technically it is played during at least part of all four seasons. No matter whether you are talking about major league, minor league, or college baseball.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

The Major League Baseball regular season starts around April 1st and ends around the October 1st. From 2016-2029, the World Series ended between October 28th – October 30th. For example, here are the start and end dates for the last five regular seasons (omitting COVID-impacted 2020):

Start Date Regular Season End Date Postseason End Date
2021 April 1, 2021 October 1, 2021 Season Not Ended
2019 March 20, 2019 (international opener)
March 28, 2019 (domestic opening day)
September 29, 2019 October 28, 2019
2018 March 29, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018
2017 April 2, 2017 October 1, 2017 October 29, 2017
2016 April 3, 2016 October 2, 2016 October 30, 2016

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

The minor league baseball season starts between April 4 and April 6th, and it ends the first week of September. The minor league baseball playoffs may last until around September 18th. . Here is summary of the start and end dates for the last five regular seasons (omitting COVID-impacted 2020):

Start Date Regular Season End Date Postseason End Date
2021 April 6, 2021 September 19 Season Not Ended
2019 April 4, 2019 September 2, 2019 September 15, 2019
2018 April 5, 2018 September 3, 2018 September 16, 2018
2017 April 5, 2017 September 4, 2017 September 18, 2017
2016 April 6, 2016 September 7, 2016 September 18, 2016

NCAA DIVISON I BASEBALL

The college baseball season starts in the middle of February and ends with the College World Series played at the end of June. Here are the start and end dates for the last five college baseball seasons:

Start Date Regular Season End Date Postseason End Date
2021 February 19, 2021 May 22, 2021 Season Not Ended | no later than June 30th
2019 February 15, 2019 May 18, 2019 June 26, 2019
2018 February 12, 2018 May 19, 2018 June 28, 2018
2017 February 13, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 27, 2017
2016 February 19, 2016 May 17, 2016 June 30, 2016

Wesley Lyles

Wesley is a jack of all trades hobbyist. Though much of his spare time is spent playing board games (especially solo card games like Legendary), Hearthstone, Rocket League, and MLB The Show.e He also enjoys most sports, but pays way too much attention to baseball and football.

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