Total Sweeps By Year

Below you will find the number of times a team recorded a sweep and the number of times that team was swept in a given year (select the year via the drop-down box). If you are looking for the total number of sweeps in our database, check out Sweep Statistics. If you want more specific details about a given team, including the number of times a team was on the verge of a sweep and failed, check out the Team Tracker.

Sweep Data current through series ended August 5th, 2018.

For the 1961 Season
Category 2 Game Series 3 Game Series 4 Game Series 5 Game Series
Total Series12822610213
Series Sweep Percentage
(Total Sweeps divided by Total Series)
51.56% 28.76% 23.53% 15.38%
Home Teams
Home Team Sweeps4538192
Home Team Lost Potential Sweeps322731
Home Team Sweep Success
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
58.44% 58.46% 86.36% 66.67%
Win 1st Game, Complete Sweep
(Win 1st game of series and complete sweep)
58.44% 33.33% 38% 16.67%
Road Teams
Road Team Sweeps212750
Road Team Lost Potential Sweeps302140
Road Team Sweep Success
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
41.18% 56.25% 55.56% 0%
Win 1st Game, Complete Sweep
(Win 1st game of series and complete sweep)
41.18% 24.11% 9.62% 0%

1961 Season
Key: 2-3. This would indicate 2 series sweeps and 3 times swept.
Team2 Game
Series
3 Game
Series
4 Game
Series
5 Game
Series
Totals
Series
Baltimore Orioles3 - 15 - 24 - 00 - 012 - 3
Boston Red Sox2 - 43 - 31 - 20 - 06 - 9
Chicago Cubs4 - 81 - 41 - 10 - 06 - 13
Chicago White Sox3 - 34 - 32 - 31 - 010 - 9
Cincinnati Reds6 - 45 - 12 - 00 - 013 - 5
Cleveland Indians4 - 44 - 11 - 10 - 19 - 7
Detroit Tigers5 - 26 - 34 - 00 - 015 - 5
Kansas City Athletics2 - 30 - 50 - 20 - 02 - 10
Los Angeles Angels1 - 42 - 50 - 20 - 13 - 12
Los Angeles Dodgers7 - 28 - 41 - 00 - 016 - 6
Milwaukee Braves5 - 65 - 31 - 00 - 011 - 9
Minnesota Twins1 - 23 - 50 - 30 - 04 - 10
New York Yankees6 - 26 - 05 - 01 - 018 - 2
Philadelphia Phillies1 - 70 - 90 - 40 - 01 - 20
Pittsburgh Pirates3 - 53 - 30 - 10 - 06 - 9
San Francisco Giants5 - 15 - 40 - 10 - 010 - 6
St. Louis Cardinals6 - 43 - 22 - 00 - 011 - 6
Washington Senators2 - 42 - 80 - 40 - 04 - 16
Total Sweeps During 1961: 157