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 1981 Season
Category 2 Game Series 3 Game Series 4 Game Series 5 Game Series
Total Series74293798
Series Sweep Percentage
(Total Sweeps divided by Total Series)
54.05% 27.3% 12.66% 12.5%
Home Team Sweeps215051
Road Team Sweeps193050
Home Team Lost Potential Sweeps203350
Road Team Lost Potential Sweeps143260
Home Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
51.22% 60.24% 50% 100%
Road Team Sweep Percentage
(Successful Sweeps divided by Possible Sweeps)
57.58% 48.39% 45.45% 0%

1981 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 Braves1 - 31 - 30 - 00 - 02 - 6
Baltimore Orioles3 - 03 - 20 - 00 - 06 - 2
Boston Red Sox2 - 11 - 12 - 10 - 05 - 3
California Angels1 - 03 - 50 - 10 - 04 - 6
Chicago Cubs1 - 23 - 70 - 00 - 04 - 9
Chicago White Sox4 - 03 - 40 - 00 - 07 - 4
Cincinnati Reds2 - 29 - 20 - 00 - 011 - 4
Cleveland Indians2 - 31 - 21 - 00 - 04 - 5
Detroit Tigers2 - 03 - 30 - 11 - 06 - 4
Houston Astros1 - 15 - 41 - 00 - 07 - 5
Kansas City Royals1 - 33 - 20 - 00 - 04 - 5
Los Angeles Dodgers1 - 15 - 10 - 00 - 06 - 2
Milwaukee Brewers1 - 33 - 11 - 00 - 05 - 4
Minnesota Twins1 - 02 - 51 - 20 - 14 - 8
Montreal Expos5 - 15 - 20 - 00 - 010 - 3
New York Mets0 - 11 - 70 - 00 - 01 - 8
New York Yankees1 - 25 - 10 - 00 - 06 - 3
Oakland Athletics1 - 24 - 13 - 00 - 08 - 3
Philadelphia Phillies1 - 25 - 10 - 10 - 06 - 4
Pittsburgh Pirates1 - 53 - 30 - 10 - 04 - 9
San Diego Padres2 - 12 - 60 - 00 - 04 - 7
San Francisco Giants1 - 01 - 41 - 00 - 03 - 4
Seattle Mariners1 - 30 - 40 - 10 - 01 - 8
St. Louis Cardinals3 - 23 - 30 - 00 - 06 - 5
Texas Rangers1 - 05 - 10 - 00 - 06 - 1
Toronto Blue Jays0 - 41 - 50 - 20 - 01 - 11
Total Sweeps During 1981: 131