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Postseason History


112 World Series since 1903
94 League Championship Series since 1969
92 Division Series since 1981/1995
10 Wild Card games since 2012
Links
World Series (mlb.com) Baseball-Reference Wikipedia
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LDS (mlb.com) Baseball Almanac Wiki (LCS)
Tiebreakers (mlb.com) World Series.com Wiki (LDS)

Seven-Game Series Matrix (2-3-2 Format)
Glossary
*From the perspective of the team with home field advantage
Games   Series   Series Outcomes
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
0
0
86
66
.566
9%
13%
16%
18%
14%
11%
9%
9%

Through 1 Game
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
1
0
59
30
.663
15%
19%
17%
16%
18%
13%
2%
 
0
1
27
36
.429
 
5%
16%
22%
10%
8%
19%
21%

Through 2 Games
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
2
0
39
10
.796
27%
22%
18%
12%
14%
6%
   
1
1
44
35
.557
 
11%
19%
25%
18%
15%
11%
 
0
2
3
21
.125
   
4%
8%
4%
8%
21%
54%

Through 3 Games
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
3
0
16
1
.941
76%
12%
6%
0%
6%
     
2
1
50
18
.735
 
26%
25%
22%
19%
7%
   
1
2
20
32
.385
   
13%
25%
15%
21%
25%
 
0
3
0
15
.000
     
0%
0%
7%
7%
87%

Through 4 Games
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
3
1
36
7
.837
 
47%
33%
5%
16%
     
2
2
31
22
.585
   
21%
38%
25%
17%
   
1
3
6
24
.200
     
20%
7%
27%
47%
 

Through 5 Games
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
3
2
34
11
.756
   
56%
20%
24%
     
2
3
19
28
.404
     
40%
23%
36%
   

Through 6 Games
4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Game List
3
3
28
22
.560
     
56%
44%
     

The team with the better regular season record has won the series 53.7% (79 / 147) of the time.



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Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

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Uniform images used with permission from Marc Okkonen, author of Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century.
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James