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 April 8th, 2018.

For the 1972 Season
Category 2 Game Series 3 Game Series 4 Game Series 5 Game Series
Total Series12736011510
Series Sweep Percentage
(Total Sweeps divided by Total Series)
51.18% 23.61% 20% 0%
Home Team Sweeps3553140
Road Team Sweeps303290
Home Team Lost Potential Sweeps265730
Road Team Lost Potential Sweeps365260
Home Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
57.38% 48.18% 82.35% 0%
Road Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
45.45% 38.1% 60% 0%

1972 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
Atlanta Braves5 - 43 - 40 - 20 - 08 - 10
Baltimore Orioles1 - 63 - 13 - 10 - 07 - 8
Boston Red Sox3 - 16 - 20 - 00 - 09 - 3
California Angels1 - 23 - 40 - 10 - 04 - 7
Chicago Cubs2 - 15 - 41 - 00 - 08 - 5
Chicago White Sox6 - 25 - 31 - 10 - 012 - 6
Cincinnati Reds4 - 56 - 03 - 00 - 013 - 5
Cleveland Indians4 - 22 - 41 - 30 - 07 - 9
Detroit Tigers4 - 07 - 30 - 00 - 011 - 3
Houston Astros4 - 25 - 01 - 20 - 010 - 4
Kansas City Royals4 - 33 - 20 - 00 - 07 - 5
Los Angeles Dodgers2 - 32 - 31 - 00 - 05 - 6
Milwaukee Brewers2 - 33 - 41 - 30 - 06 - 10
Minnesota Twins3 - 11 - 50 - 10 - 04 - 7
Montreal Expos3 - 32 - 10 - 20 - 05 - 6
New York Mets2 - 15 - 32 - 00 - 09 - 4
New York Yankees3 - 62 - 41 - 10 - 06 - 11
Oakland Athletics3 - 08 - 31 - 00 - 012 - 3
Philadelphia Phillies1 - 31 - 80 - 20 - 02 - 13
Pittsburgh Pirates1 - 17 - 32 - 00 - 010 - 4
San Diego Padres2 - 50 - 61 - 10 - 03 - 12
San Francisco Giants3 - 12 - 70 - 10 - 05 - 9
St. Louis Cardinals2 - 23 - 21 - 20 - 06 - 6
Texas Rangers0 - 81 - 93 - 00 - 04 - 17
Total Sweeps During 1972: 173