The final game of the 2022 MLB season could be played in very cold temperatures, depending on the location. Because of the lockout and the expanded postseason, the 2022 World Series will end later in the year than any season in league history if it goes the distance.

When is the World Series? Game 1 of the Fall Classic is set for Friday, Oct. 28. The series could last until Saturday, Nov. 5, which is the scheduled date for a potential Game 7.

The start times are still to be determined, but the first pitch for every World Series game is likely to be scheduled for not long after 8 p.m. ET. There will be an off-day in between Game 2 and 3, as well as between a possible Game 5 and 6.

Last year's World Series started on Oct. 26, 2021. The Atlanta Braves clinched the championship by defeating the Houston Astros in Game 6 on Nov. 2.

The first November game in major league history occurred during the 2001 World Series. Derek Jeter hit a walkoff home run in the 10th inning of Game 4 shortly after midnight to conclude a contest that started on Halloween. The Arizona Diamondbacks eliminated the New York Yankees in Game 7 of a memorable World Series on Nov. 4.

If the favorites in each league reach the World Series, the November weather shouldn't be a problem. The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best chance to win the National League pennant, following a 111-win regular season. The Astros are the class of the American League after a 106-win campaign.

Houston defeated Los Angeles in seven games for the 2017 championship. The Astros have lost in the World Series twice since winning their title. The Dodgers have also made two World Series appearances during that time, coming up short in 2018 and winning it all in 2020.

There has not been a repeat World Series champion since the Yankees won three straight titles from 1998-2000.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their 8-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game One of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images