The World Series is set: Atlanta will face Houston in Major League Baseball's Fall Classic. The Braves beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday night to punch its ticket. The Astros advanced on Friday, beating Boston 5-0.
- The Braves were 88-73 in the regular season and beat Milwaukee in four games in the NLDS before beating the Dodgers in six games in the NLCS.
- This is the team's first pennant since 1999.
- Atlanta was 52-54 and five games behind New York in the NL East at the trade deadline (July 31).
- The Braves were active buyers at the deadline, and the players who came to Atlanta played a major part in the team's 36-19 record to finish the season.
- The Astros were 95-67 in the regular season and beat the Chicago White Sox in four games in the ALDS before beating the Red Sox in six games in the ALCS.
- Houston is in the World Series for the third time in five years.
- Manager Dusty Baker reached the World Series in 2002 as the San Francisco Giants' manager. He has now taken a team from each league to the Fall Classic.
- The Astros endured heckling all year after the team was sanctioned in 2019 for cheating in 2017 on its way to a World Series title that year. Houston would steal signs from the opposing team and then bang codes on a trash can to inform its players on the field. Opposing fans, denied a chance to heckle in 2020 due to COVID-19 and empty stadiums, made their feelings known with yelling and the occasional inflatable trash can thrown onto the field.
Game 1 is set for Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. FOX will broadcast the game.