National League Championship Series

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The National League Championship Series (NLCS) is a best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason. It is contested by the winners of the two National League Division Series. The winner of the NLCS wins the NL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the American League Championship Series. The NLCS began in 1969 as a best-of-five playoff and used this format until 1985, when it changed to its current best-of-seven format.

By Season

Season Winning Team Home Venue Losing Team Home Venue Program(s)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium Houston Astros Astrodome Program
1985 St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Cardinals
1993 Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium Atlanta Braves Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Program
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Program
2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Program
2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Globe Life Field^ Atlanta Braves Globe Life Field^ Program
2021 Atlanta Braves Truist Park Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Program
2022 Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park San Diego Padres Petco Park Program

^The 2020 NLCS was played at a neutral site due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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