Just days after releasing the schedule for the 60-game 2020 regular season, MLB has released the 2021 regular season schedule. While there's still plenty of uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how long its effects will last, let's take a look at some of the highlights of the planned 2021 season.
Opening Day in 2021 will take place on Thursday, April 1, and it will be the fourth consecutive year that every team is scheduled to play on the traditional Opening Day, if you include the original 2020 schedule. It could also be the first time since 1968 in which all 30 clubs play their first game of the season on the same day.
One item that has been rumored over the past few days is now confirmed: the New York Mets and New York Yankees will play a series from Sept. 10-12, the first time that the franchises will play each other on Sept. 11th. MLB will honor the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks as the two New York teams square off.
Interleague play will be similar to this year as each division will play its counter division from the other league. AL East teams will play NL East teams in interleague play, and so on.
For the Braves, they will host St. Louis for a four-game series on Father's Day weekend in a rematch of the 2019 NLDS. Atlanta will also host the 2021 All-Star Game at Truist Park. It will be the first All-Star game hosted by the Braves since the 2000 contest at Turner Field.