Records

On this page you will find the MLB Sweep records for:

  • The most sweeps/swepts in total and by series type for all seasons in the database.
  • All the seasons in which a team wasn’t swept at all
  • All the seasons in which a team didn’t complete a single series sweep
  • The longest sweep, swept and sweep/swept streak in a single season
Sweep Data current through the end of the 2018 season.
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Season Total Sweep/Swepts Records | 2-Game Series Sweep/Swepts Records | 3-Game Series Sweep/Swepts Records | 4-Game Series Sweep/Swepts Records | 5-Game Series Sweep/Swepts Records | No Sweeps for a Full Season | Not Swept for a Full Season | Longest Streaks
The Top 5 total sweeps in single season are:
  1. New York Mets during 1986: 19 sweeps.
  2. Kansas City Royals during 1977: 19 sweeps.
  3. Atlanta Braves during 1997: 19 sweeps.
  4. New York Yankees during 1961: 18 sweeps.
  5. Philadelphia Phillies during 1977: 18 sweeps.

The Top 5 total swepts in single season are:
  1. New York Mets during 1962: 23 times swept.
  2. San Diego Padres during 1969: 22 times swept.
  3. Detroit Tigers during 2003: 21 times swept.
  4. Philadelphia Phillies during 1961: 20 times swept.
  5. Detroit Tigers during 1996: 20 times swept.

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

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. San Diego Padres during 1969: 16 times swept.

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. New York Yankees during 1961: 5 sweeps.

The Top 5 4-game swepts in single season are:
  1. New York Mets during 1963: 7 times swept.
  2. New York Mets during 1965: 6 times swept.
  3. Baltimore Orioles during 2018: 5 times swept.
  4. Chicago White Sox during 1969: 5 times swept.
  5. Atlanta Braves during 2015: 4 times swept.

The Top 5 5-game sweeps in single season are:
  1. Pittsburgh Pirates during 2018: 1 sweeps.
  2. New York Yankees during 2006: 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 5-game swepts in single season are:
  1. Cincinnati Reds during 1984: 2 times swept.
  2. New York Mets during 1982: 2 times swept.
  3. Milwaukee Brewers during 2018: 1 times swept.
  4. Boston Red Sox during 2006: 1 times swept.
  5. Toronto Blue Jays during 2002: 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
  4. Miami Marlins during 2018

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

The longest sweep streak in a single season is:
  1. Oakland Athletics during 2002: 6 series sweeps in a row.
  2. Cleveland Indians during 2017: 6 series sweeps in a row.

The longest swept streak in a single season is:
  1. Montreal Expos during 1969: 7 series swept in a row.
  2. Baltimore Orioles during 1988: 7 series swept in a row.

The longest streak in which a team either swept or was swept in a single season is:
  1. Montreal Expos during 1969: 7 series in a row.
  2. Chicago Cubs during 1978: 7 series in a row.
  3. Baltimore Orioles during 1988: 7 series in a row.
  4. Boston Red Sox during 1994: 7 series in a row.
  5. Minnesota Twins during 2003: 7 series in a row.
  6. Philadelphia Phillies during 2004: 7 series in a row.
  7. Boston Red Sox during 2014: 7 series in a row.