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WINNING THEIR FIRST WORLD SERIES SINCE THEY BECAME THE FIRST MLB/NBA/NHL TEAM TO WIN BACK-TO-BACK BEST-OF-7 FINALS SERIES IN 1908, CHICAGO CUBS VISIT AND OUTLAST CLEVELAND INDIANS IN EXTRA INNINGS TO PREVAIL IN 2016 WORLD SERIES

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BEST-OF-7 SERIES RESULTS
The master list: Winner and loser of each and every best-of-7 MLB, NBA, and NHL playoff series from 1905 (the year of the first best-of-7 series).

BEST-OF-7 HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES
SERIES STATUS IN GAMES
leading, 1-game-nil
leading, 2-games-nil
leading, 3-games-nil
leading, 2-games-1
leading, 3-games-1
leading, 3-games-2

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 GREATEST COMEBACK EVER
Surmounting the 3-games-nil deficit.

WhoWins™ BEST-OF-7 ANNIHILATIONS
The ultimate ignominy: Sweeps during which the swept team never, ever leads.

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SERIES OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
FINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
SEMIFINALS
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
Irrespective of Game 1 site
Game 1 played at home
Game 1 played on road

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE GAME OUTCOMES
ALL ROUNDS
All | Home Games | Road Games
FINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
SEMIFINALS
All | Home Games | Road Games
QUARTERFINALS (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games
PRELIMINARIES (NBA, NHL)
All | Home Games | Road Games

BEST-OF-7 FRANCHISE SCORING OUTCOMES
MLB: all runs for/against
NBA: all points for/against
NHL: all goals for/against

BEST-OF-7 SCORING RECORDS
BEST-OF-7 MLB, NBA, NHL Series and Game Scoring Records

MLB 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
SEMIFINALS
Series 1317: Toronto(1) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1318: Los Angeles Dodgers(2) vs. Chicago Cubs(4)
FINALS
Series 1319: Chicago Cubs(4) vs. Cleveland(3)

NHL 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1287: New York Islanders(4) vs. Florida(2)
Series 1288: Detroit(1) vs. Tampa Bay(4)
Series 1289: Philadelphia(2) vs. Washington(4)
Series 1290: New York Rangers(1) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1291: Minnesota(2) vs. Dallas(4)
Series 1292: Chicago(3) vs. St. Louis(4)
Series 1293: Nashville(4) vs. Anaheim(3)
Series 1294: San Jose(4) vs. Los Angeles(1)
QTRS
Series 1295: New York Islanders(1) vs. Tampa Bay(4)
Series 1296: Pittsburgh(4) vs. Washington(2)
Series 1297: St. Louis(4) vs. Dallas(3)
Series 1298: Nashville(3) vs. San Jose(4)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1299: Tampa Bay(3) vs. Pittsburgh(4)
Series 1300: San Jose(4) vs. St. Louis(2)
FINALS
Series 1301: San Jose(2) vs. Pittsburgh(4)

NBA 2016 BEST-OF-7 SERIES
PRELIM
Series 1302: Detroit(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1303: Indiana(3) vs. Toronto(4)
Series 1304: Charlotte(II)(3) vs. Miami(4)
Series 1305: Boston(2) vs. Atlanta(4)
Series 1306: Houston(1) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1307: Memphis(0) vs. San Antonio(4)
Series 1308: Dallas(1) vs. Oklahoma City(4)
Series 1309: Portland(4) vs. Los Angeles Clippers(2)
QTRS
Series 1310: Atlanta(0) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1311: Miami(3) vs. Toronto(4)
Series 1312: Portland(1) vs. Golden State(4)
Series 1313: Oklahoma City(4) vs. San Antonio(2)
SEMIFINALS
Series 1314: Toronto(2) vs. Cleveland(4)
Series 1315: Oklahoma City(3) vs. Golden State(4)
FINALS
Series 1316: Cleveland(4) vs. Golden State(3)

CURRENT STANDINGS
NBA 2015-16 standings
NHL 2015-16 standings
MLB 2016 standings

ARCHIVES
Best-of-7 series coverage since Spring 1999.

United We Stand: 9.11.01

Fall 2016 Day 20:
On Wednesday 02 November, the Chicago Cubs visited and defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-runs-7 in 10 innings to win the 2016 World Series 4-games-3. The Chicago Cubs thus become the 2016 MLB champions, capturing that title for the first time since 1908 in their first World Series since 1945.

Seven Not Heaven; Eight Not Great:
The Chicago Cubs in 2016 also ended a streak of lesser ignominy, though one which hadn’t grown since 1945. From 1910 through 1945, inclusive, the Chicago Cubs had had a seven-series losing streak in best-of-7 MLB Finals. They failed to extend that streak to eight in 2016. Beginning in 1954, the Cleveland Indians now have an active MLB-longest four-series losing streak in the MLB Finals. The NBA Los Angeles Lakers had a seven-series losing streak in best-of-7 NBA Finals beginning in 1962 and ending in 1970, inclusive, and had also lost the best-of-7 1959 NBA Finals as the old Minneapolis Lakers to set the longest such best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL Finals losing streak. The longest best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL Finals losing streak still active: six, by the NHL Philadelphia Flyers.

The Comprehensive Record:
Best-of-7 MLB playoff series won by the Chicago Cubs:
Series 3 – 1907 World Series
Series 4 – 1908 World Series
Series 1318 – 2016 NLCS
Series 1319 – 2016 World Series
Never “one and done,” to date.

Home Field Advantage?
In best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL Finals Game 7, beginning with the 1982 World Series (won by the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers) and ending with the 2006 NHL Finals (won by the Carolina Hurricanes over the Edmonton Oilers), home teams posted 18 consecutive victories. Since then, however, home teams in best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL Finals Game 7 have only a 3-5 record with an active three-game losing streak.

2016 Ousters:
Detroit NHL: 4/21, 9:44pmEDT
Los Angeles NHL: 4/23, 1:20amEDT
N.Y. Rangers NHL: 4/23, 5:55pmEDT
Philadelphia NHL: 4/24, 2:50pmEDT
Memphis NBA: 4/24, 3:47pmEDT
Minnesota NHL: 4/24, 6:07pmEDT
Florida NHL: 4/24, 11:07pmEDT
Detroit NBA: 4/24, 11:15pmEDT
Dallas NBA: 4/25, 10:46pmEDT
Chicago NHL: 4/25, 11:16pmEDT
Anaheim NHL: 4/28, 12:44amEDT
Houston NBA: 4/28, 1:09amEDT
Boston NBA: 4/28, 10:42pmEDT
Los Angeles Clippers NBA: 4/30, 12:20amEDT
Charlotte NBA: 5/1, 3:19pmEDT
Indiana NBA: 5/1, 10:32pmEDT
N.Y. Islanders NHL: 5/8, 5:47pmEDT
Atlanta NBA: 5/8, 6:04pmEDT
Washington NHL: 5/10, 11:18pmEDT
Dallas NHL: 5/11, 10:38pmEDT
Portland NBA: 5/12, 1:34amEDT
San Antonio NBA: 5/12, 10:52pmEDT
Nashville NHL: 5/12, 11:39pmEDT
Miami NBA: 5/15, 6:16pmEDT
St. Louis NHL: 5/25, 11:43pmEDT
Tampa Bay NHL: 5/26, 10:55pmEDT
Toronto NBA: 5/27, 11:01pmEDT
Oklahoma City NBA: 5/30, 11:25pmEDT
San Jose NHL: 6/12, 10:46pmEDT
Golden State NBA: 6/19, 10:37pmEDT
Toronto MLB: 10/19, 6:46pmEDT
Los Angeles Dodgers MLB: 10/22, 10:45pmEDT
Cleveland MLB: 11/3, 12:47amEDT

Series Comeback of the Spring 2016 Season:
Through four games of the 2016 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers trailed the Golden State Warriors 3-games-1 with Games 1-2 on the road and Games 3-4 at home, but rallied for the series victory. In the history of best-of-7 NBA playoff series since 1947, inclusive, teams trailing a best-of-7 NBA playoff series 3-games-1 with a site order of VVHH had a 1-145 (.007) series record prior to the Cleveland win in the 2016 NBA Finals.

Game Comeback of the Spring 2016 Season:
The in-game comeback of the Spring 2016 NHL/NBA playoff season thus far was achieved by the Tampa Bay Lightning in New York against the Islanders on 03 May. Tampa trailed Game 3 of their series by a goal as late as 19:20 into the third period, but won the game: In the history of best-of-7 format NHL playoff games from 1939 through 2015, inclusive, road teams down a goal as late as 19:20 into the third period had a game record of only 14-569 (.024).

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WhoWins™ provides comprehensive coverage of historical victory probabilities and team performance in MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series. WhoWins™ maintains comprehensive team performance inter-game (167 MLB best-of-7 series; 483 NBA best-of-7 series; 636 NHL best-of-7 series) and intra-game (956 MLB best-of-7 series games; 2746 NBA best-of-7 series games; 3591 NHL best-of-7 series games) data through Fall 2015.

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