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HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES AND TEAM PERFORMANCE RECORDS FOR BEST-OF-7 FORMAT MLB, NBA, AND NHL PLAYOFF 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

RESOURCES
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BEST-OF-7 FEATURES
Articles on best-of-7 series phenomena.

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Frequently-asked questions.

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PROBABILITY FORMULAE
Mathematical formulae for best-of-7 probability computations.

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WhoWins(tm) -- MLB, NBA, NHL Playoffs -- Best-of-7 Team Win-Loss Records (Games: All Sites; Semifinals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 game win-loss records in Semifinals round action (the League Championship Series in MLB; the Conference Finals in the NBA and NHL).

Game win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = Semifinals
Location = Home and Road, inclusive
Sorted by winning fraction, then by game appearances
A = game appearances
W = game wins
L = game losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2014

games (Semis) A W L Frc.
Colorado Rockies 4 4 0 1.000
Vancouver Canucks 15 12 3 0.800
New Jersey Nets 10 8 2 0.800
Anaheim Angels 5 4 1 0.800
Kansas City Royals 11 8 3 0.727
Texas Rangers 12 8 4 0.667
Anaheim Ducks 6 4 2 0.667
Chicago Stags 6 4 2 0.667
San Diego Padres 6 4 2 0.667
Edmonton Oilers 44 29 15 0.659
San Francisco Giants 35 23 12 0.657
Los Angeles Lakers 163 105 58 0.644
Philadelphia Phillies 22 14 8 0.636
Washington Bullets 19 12 7 0.632
Florida Marlins 13 8 5 0.615
Oakland Athletics 23 14 9 0.609
Montreal Canadiens 217 132 85 0.608
Houston Rockets 33 20 13 0.606
Minnesota Twins 15 9 6 0.600
Calgary Flames 24 14 10 0.583
Ottawa Senators 12 7 5 0.583
New York Yankees 57 33 24 0.579
New Jersey Devils 45 26 19 0.578
Florida Panthers 7 4 3 0.571
Tampa Bay Rays 7 4 3 0.571
Boston Celtics 172 98 74 0.570
Miami Heat 43 24 19 0.558
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 9 5 4 0.556
Chicago White Sox 11 6 5 0.545
Dallas Mavericks 24 13 11 0.542
Chicago Bulls 61 33 28 0.541
Minneapolis Lakers 13 7 6 0.538
Pittsburgh Penguins 41 22 19 0.537
New York Islanders 55 29 26 0.527
Detroit Red Wings 181 95 86 0.525
Cleveland Indians 25 13 12 0.520
Detroit Tigers 25 13 12 0.520
New York Mets 31 16 15 0.516
Portland Trailblazers 33 17 16 0.515
Philadelphia 76ers 72 37 35 0.514
Boston Bruins 176 90 86 0.511
San Antonio Spurs 68 34 34 0.500
New York Knickerbockers 60 30 30 0.500
Atlanta Braves 54 27 27 0.500
Colorado Avalanche 38 19 19 0.500
Tampa Bay Lightning 14 7 7 0.500
Philadelphia Flyers 91 45 46 0.495
St. Louis Blues 33 16 17 0.485
St. Louis Hawks 52 25 27 0.481
Houston Astros 19 9 10 0.474
St. Louis Cardinals 74 35 39 0.473
Carolina Hurricanes 17 8 9 0.471
San Francisco Warriors 17 8 9 0.471
Los Angeles Kings 28 13 15 0.464
Dallas Stars 26 12 14 0.462
Baltimore Bullets (II) 13 6 7 0.462
Buffalo Sabres 35 16 19 0.457
Utah Jazz 33 15 18 0.455
Toronto Blue Jays 29 13 16 0.448
Toronto Maple Leafs 154 69 85 0.448
Seattle Supersonics 36 16 20 0.444
Arizona Diamondbacks 9 4 5 0.444
Orlando Magic 23 10 13 0.435
California Angels 7 3 4 0.429
Sacramento Kings 7 3 4 0.429
St. Louis Bombers 7 3 4 0.429
Boston Red Sox 54 23 31 0.426
Minnesota North Stars 33 14 19 0.424
Indiana Pacers 52 22 30 0.423
Detroit Pistons 76 32 44 0.421
Golden State Warriors 19 8 11 0.421
Cleveland Cavaliers 24 10 14 0.417
Oklahoma City Thunder 17 7 10 0.412
Chicago Blackhawks 157 64 93 0.408
New York Rangers 118 48 70 0.407
Philadelphia Warriors 25 10 15 0.400
Pittsburgh Pirates 20 8 12 0.400
Cincinnati Reds 10 4 6 0.400
Washington Capitals 10 4 6 0.400
Milwaukee Bucks 41 16 25 0.390
Phoenix Suns 54 20 34 0.370
Los Angeles Dodgers 29 10 19 0.345
Chicago Cubs 12 4 8 0.333
Cincinnati Royals 12 4 8 0.333
Syracuse Nationals 12 4 8 0.333
Milwaukee Brewers 6 2 4 0.333
Minnesota Timberwolves 6 2 4 0.333
Washington Capitols 6 2 4 0.333
Denver Nuggets 17 5 12 0.294
Seattle Mariners 17 5 12 0.294
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11 3 8 0.273
Baltimore Orioles 15 3 12 0.200
San Jose Sharks 15 3 12 0.200
Quebec Nordiques 10 2 8 0.200
Kansas City Kings 5 1 4 0.200
Phoenix Coyotes 5 1 4 0.200
Atlanta Hawks 9 1 8 0.111
Memphis Grizzlies 4 0 4 0.000
Minnesota Wild 4 0 4 0.000
Grand Total 3632 1816 1816