The Dodgers will be looking for their seventh World Series title after beating the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series. Los Angeles is in its third World Series in the last four years, but has not won the title since 1988.
Corey Seager was named NLCS MVP for his display of postseason dominance.
The Rays are looking for their first World Series title in franchise history after beating the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Tampa Bay was in the World Series in 2008 but lost in five games to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Randy Arozarena was named ALCS MVP as he tied the rookie record for most home runs in the postseason.
Both teams are coming into the World Series as division winners. Los Angeles won the National League West for the eighth consecutive time. The Rays won the American League East for the first time since 2010.
This Series will be one of the most unique in baseball history. It will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, in front of a limited capacity crowd because of the coronavirus.
Baseball has not risked travel across the country aside from American League teams playing its league championship in San Diego.
Here is a brief look at both teams and the World Series schedule.
PROJECTED DODGERS ROSTER
Dodgers pitchers: Pedro Baez, Walker Buehler, Dylan Floro, Tony Gonsolin, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol, Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Kolarek, Dustin May, Jake McGee, Blake Treinen, Julio Urias, Alex Wood
Dodgers catchers: Austin Barnes, Will Smith
Dodgers infielders: Matt Beaty, Kiké Hernandez, Max Muncy, Edwin Rios, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner
PROJECTED RAYS ROSTER
Rays pitchers: Jose Alvarado, Nick Anderson, Diego Castillo, John Curtiss, Peter Fairbanks, Josh Fleming, Tyler Glasnow, Aaron Loup, Shane McClanahan, Charlie Morton, Aaron Slegers, Blake Snell, Ryan Thompson, Ryan Yarbrough
Rays catchers: Michael Perez, Mike Zunino
Rays infielders: Wily Adames, Mike Brousseau, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Joey Wendle
Rays outfielders: Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Austin Meadows, Hunter Renfroe, Yoshi Tsutsugo
Dodgers’ Last World Series Appearance
Los Angeles last made the World Series in 2018. The team lost in five games to the Boston Red Sox. Justin Turner, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, Kike Hernandez, Chris Taylor, Kenley Jansen, Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw are among some of the holdovers from that team.
Rays’ Last World Series Appearance
Tampa Bay last made the World Series in 2008. It was the team’s only appearance in the World Series and they lost in five games to the Phillies. Joe Maddon was the manager at the time and Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, Melvin Upton Jr., James Shields and David Price were on the roster.
2020 World Series Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Game 1: Oct. 20; 8:09 pm (FOX)
Game 2: Oct. 21; 8:08 pm (FOX)
Game 3: Oct. 23; 8:08 pm (FOX)
Game 4: Oct. 24; 8:08 pm (FOX)
Game 5: Oct. 25; 8:08 pm (FOX)
Game 6: Oct. 27; 8:08 pm (FOX)
Game 7: Oct. 28; 8:09 pm (FOX)