The baseball regular season (officially, the championship season), is a schedule of competitive games between team members of a league or group of leagues, for which official team and player statistics are recorded. At the conclusion of the schedule, a playoff is normally held to determine an overall "champion".
The length of the regular season schedule depends on the level of competition of the league. Since 2019, the Bull League regular season schedule has been set at 162 games. Prior to this, it was either 100 games (2017-2018), 82 games (2007-2016), 80 games (1995-2006), or shorter (1991-1993).
At the Bull League (major) level, the regular season schedule is 162 games in length, not including tie-breakers that may be required to determine a wild card playoff entry. During the course of the schedule, each team plays each other team in their league (either the Metropolitan League or Lake League) for at least two series, one at home and one away, with a typical series length of three games. Half way through the schedule, there is a short break in play to allow for the Bull League All-Star Game to be held. Interleague games are also regularly scheduled, between teams in opposing leagues.
Game results for teams and individual players are recorded as official during the course of each regular season. Results of game play during exhibition games (including irregular exhibitions, the All-Star Game and preseason or "Spring training" games), and for playoff games are not recorded with the official season statistical records, but may be recorded separately.
The regular season of the Bull League commences each year in April and concludes in September.
- 2017 Schedule Highlights. Bull Baseball League website. http://bullleague.org/league-news/2017-schedule-highlights/. 3 January 2017. Accessed: 15 February 2017