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 September 24th, 2017.

For the 1978 Season
Category 2 Game Series 3 Game Series 4 Game Series 5 Game Series
Total Series20835313613
Series Sweep Percentage
(Total Sweeps divided by Total Series)
52.88% 30.59% 16.18% 15.38%
Home Team Sweeps6773182
Road Team Sweeps433540
Home Team Lost Potential Sweeps5250111
Road Team Lost Potential Sweeps462860
Home Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
56.3% 59.35% 62.07% 66.67%
Road Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
48.31% 55.56% 40% 0%

1978 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 Braves2 - 13 - 60 - 20 - 05 - 9
Baltimore Orioles7 - 68 - 40 - 10 - 015 - 11
Boston Red Sox8 - 58 - 22 - 10 - 018 - 8
California Angels3 - 55 - 20 - 10 - 08 - 8
Chicago Cubs2 - 47 - 60 - 10 - 09 - 11
Chicago White Sox7 - 41 - 60 - 20 - 08 - 12
Cincinnati Reds2 - 34 - 11 - 00 - 07 - 4
Cleveland Indians6 - 62 - 40 - 10 - 08 - 11
Detroit Tigers8 - 11 - 21 - 10 - 010 - 4
Houston Astros4 - 44 - 10 - 40 - 18 - 10
Kansas City Royals6 - 27 - 31 - 00 - 014 - 5
Los Angeles Dodgers7 - 06 - 30 - 00 - 013 - 3
Milwaukee Brewers6 - 35 - 53 - 00 - 014 - 8
Minnesota Twins2 - 103 - 31 - 10 - 06 - 14
Montreal Expos2 - 24 - 60 - 00 - 06 - 8
New York Mets1 - 22 - 70 - 00 - 03 - 9
New York Yankees10 - 46 - 21 - 00 - 017 - 6
Oakland Athletics4 - 82 - 71 - 20 - 07 - 17
Philadelphia Phillies2 - 46 - 32 - 00 - 010 - 7
Pittsburgh Pirates2 - 17 - 41 - 01 - 011 - 5
San Diego Padres1 - 35 - 52 - 00 - 08 - 8
San Francisco Giants5 - 42 - 12 - 00 - 09 - 5
Seattle Mariners1 - 94 - 60 - 20 - 15 - 18
St. Louis Cardinals0 - 23 - 100 - 10 - 03 - 13
Texas Rangers6 - 73 - 23 - 01 - 013 - 9
Toronto Blue Jays6 - 100 - 71 - 20 - 07 - 19
Total Sweeps During 1978: 242