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On this page you will find the records for the most sweeps/swepts in total and by series type for all seasons in the database. You will also find all the seasons in which a team wasn’t swept at all and all the seasons in which a team didn’t complete a single series sweep.

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Sweep Data current through series ended September 24th, 2017.
The Top 5 total sweeps in single season are:
  1. New York Mets during 1986: 19 sweeps.
  2. Atlanta Braves during 1997: 19 sweeps.
  3. Kansas City Royals during 1977: 19 sweeps.
  4. Boston Red Sox during 1978: 18 sweeps.
  5. Philadelphia Phillies during 1977: 18 sweeps.

The Top 5 2-game sweeps in single season are:
  1. Atlanta Braves during 1997: 11 sweeps.
  2. New York Yankees during 1978: 10 sweeps.
  3. Toronto Blue Jays during 1998: 9 sweeps.
  4. Cleveland Indians during 1998: 9 sweeps.
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers during 1997: 9 sweeps.

The Top 5 3-game sweeps in single season are:
  1. Milwaukee Brewers during 2011: 14 sweeps.
  2. Oakland Athletics during 2001: 13 sweeps.
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers during 2017: 12 sweeps.
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers during 2006: 12 sweeps.
  5. St. Louis Cardinals during 2004: 12 sweeps.

The Top 5 4-game sweeps in single season are:
  1. Cleveland Indians during 2013: 7 sweeps.
  2. New York Mets during 2015: 5 sweeps.
  3. Los Angeles Angels during 2014: 5 sweeps.
  4. New York Yankees during 1985: 5 sweeps.
  5. Chicago Cubs during 2015: 4 sweeps.

The Top 5 5-game sweeps in single season are:
  1. New York Yankees during 2006: 1 sweeps.
  2. Houston Astros during 2005: 1 sweeps.
  3. Boston Red Sox during 2002: 1 sweeps.
  4. Philadelphia Phillies during 2001: 1 sweeps.
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates during 1996: 1 sweeps.

The Top 5 total swepts in single season are:
  1. Detroit Tigers during 2003: 21 times swept.
  2. Detroit Tigers during 1996: 20 times swept.
  3. Florida Marlins during 1998: 20 times swept.
  4. Detroit Tigers during 2002: 19 times swept.
  5. Toronto Blue Jays during 1978: 19 times swept.

The Top 5 2-game swepts in single season are:
  1. Toronto Blue Jays during 1978: 10 times swept.
  2. Minnesota Twins during 1978: 10 times swept.
  3. Toronto Blue Jays during 1977: 10 times swept.
  4. Florida Marlins during 1998: 9 times swept.
  5. Oakland Athletics during 1997: 9 times swept.

The Top 5 3-game swepts in single season are:
  1. Detroit Tigers during 2003: 18 times swept.
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates during 2010: 16 times swept.
  3. Kansas City Royals during 2005: 16 times swept.
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks during 2004: 16 times swept.
  5. Milwaukee Brewers during 2002: 15 times swept.

The Top 5 4-game swepts in single season are:
  1. Atlanta Braves during 2015: 4 times swept.
  2. Minnesota Twins during 2013: 4 times swept.
  3. Houston Astros during 2013: 4 times swept.
  4. Florida Marlins during 2011: 4 times swept.
  5. New York Mets during 2003: 4 times swept.

The Top 5 5-game swepts in single season are:
  1. Florida Marlins during 1995: 2 times swept.
  2. Cincinnati Reds during 1984: 2 times swept.
  3. New York Mets during 1982: 2 times swept.
  4. Boston Red Sox during 2006: 1 times swept.
  5. Cincinnati Reds during 2005: 1 times swept.

All instances of a team not completing any series sweep during an entire season:
  1. Seattle Mariners during 1983
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks during 2004
  3. Kansas City Royals during 2004

All instances of a team not being swept in any series during an entire season:
  1. Toronto Blue Jays during 1992
  2. Philadelphia Phillies during 1993
  3. San Diego Padres during 1998
  4. Atlanta Braves during 2002
  5. Atlanta Braves during 2004