Semifinal Championship Series (Best two out of three):
Three (3) Divisional Champions and one (1) Wild Card will play in a New York-Penn League Semifinal Playoff Series (best two out of three).
The Wild Card Club shall play the Division Champion with the best won/lost percentage, and the other two Division Champions shall play each other, in a Semifinal Championship Series, with the two Clubs winning two games first in their respective Series proceeding to the League Championship Series.
The Division Champion with the best won/lost percentage during the championship season shall host the second and third games in its Series (the third game to be played only if necessary); provided, however, that a Division Champion shall always host the second and third games if the other Club in the Series is the Wild Card.
League Championship Series (Best two out of three):
The two Clubs winning two games first in the Semifinal Championship Series will play each other in the Championship Series (best two out of three).
The Wild Card, or if no Wild Card, the Division Champion with the worst won/lost percentage, will host Game 1, with the other Club hosting Games 2 and 3 (the third game to be played only if necessary).
The Club winning two games first in the Championship Series will be the New York-Penn League Champion.
New York-Penn League 2012 Playoff Schedule
|Date||Day of Week||Schedule|
|Sept. 5||Wednesday||Last day of regular season|
|Sept. 6||Thursday||OFF DAY|
|Sept. 7||Friday||Game 1 (SFS)|
|Sept. 8||Saturday||Game 2 (SFS)|
|Sept. 9||Sunday||Game 3 (SFS) or OFF DAY |
|Sept. 10||Monday||OFF DAY or Game 1 (LCS)|
|Sept. 11||Tuesday||Game 1 (LCS) or Game 2 (LCS)|
|Sept. 12||Wednesday||Game 2 (LCS) or Game 3 (LCS) |
|Sept. 13||Thursday||Game 3 (LCS)|
Note: If clubs are required to travel more than 500 miles between the first and second games of a Series, an additional OFF DAY will be added for travel.
 If both Semifinal Series conclude on Sept. 8, then both Clubs will have an OFF DAY on Sept. 9 and the League Championship Series (LCS) will begin on Sept 10.
 No game will be played in Staten Island on Sept. 11. If an LCS game is scheduled to be played in Staten Island on that date, the participating Clubs will have an additional OFF DAY and the LCS Series will continue immediately thereafter.