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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 (Series: Game 1 at either site; All rounds)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in all playoff rounds, irrespective of whether Game 1 was played at home or on the road. Usually, though not always, the team playing Game 1 at home is the team with home court/field/ice advantage during that best-of-7 playoff series.

Series win-loss records for MLB, NBA, and NHL best-of-7 playoff series.
Series round = All
Game 1 Location = Home or Road
Sorted by winning fraction, then by series appearances
A = series appearances
W = series wins
L = series losses
Frc. = winning fraction (= %/100)
Bold numbers denote largest values for the table column
Table updated through Fall 2013

series (all rounds) A W L Frc.
Florida Marlins 4 4 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 2 2 0 1.000
Baltimore Bullets (I) 1 1 0 1.000
Rochester Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Minneapolis Lakers 8 6 2 0.750
Boston Celtics 85 62 23 0.729
Miami Heat 27 19 8 0.704
New York Yankees 49 34 15 0.694
Carolina Hurricanes 13 9 4 0.692
Edmonton Oilers 42 29 13 0.690
Los Angeles Lakers 99 68 31 0.687
Chicago White Sox 6 4 2 0.667
Minnesota Twins 6 4 2 0.667
Arizona Diamondbacks 3 2 1 0.667
Kansas City Royals 3 2 1 0.667
Montreal Canadiens 112 74 38 0.661
Colorado Avalanche 29 19 10 0.655
Oakland Athletics 11 7 4 0.636
Philadelphia Athletics 8 5 3 0.625
Detroit Pistons 41 25 16 0.610
San Antonio Spurs 50 30 20 0.600
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
Oklahoma City Thunder 10 6 4 0.600
San Francisco Giants 10 6 4 0.600
Pittsburgh Penguins 48 28 20 0.583
Tampa Bay Lightning 12 7 5 0.583
Washington Bullets 12 7 5 0.583
New Jersey Devils 43 25 18 0.581
Toronto Blue Jays 7 4 3 0.571
Detroit Red Wings 97 55 42 0.567
St. Louis Cardinals 30 17 13 0.567
Dallas Stars 25 14 11 0.560
Philadelphia Flyers 68 38 30 0.559
Cleveland Cavaliers 18 10 8 0.556
Anaheim Ducks 9 5 4 0.556
Pittsburgh Pirates 9 5 4 0.556
Chicago Bulls 47 26 21 0.553
New York Islanders 38 21 17 0.553
Boston Red Sox 20 11 9 0.550
New Jersey Nets 15 8 7 0.533
Boston Bruins 94 47 47 0.500
Indiana Pacers 24 12 12 0.500
Orlando Magic 18 9 9 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 10 5 5 0.500
Minnesota Timberwolves 4 2 2 0.500
Texas Rangers 4 2 2 0.500
Boston Braves 2 1 1 0.500
Chicago Stags 2 1 1 0.500
Colorado Rockies 2 1 1 0.500
Milwaukee Braves 2 1 1 0.500
Tampa Bay Rays 2 1 1 0.500
Chicago Blackhawks 76 36 40 0.474
Toronto Maple Leafs 74 35 39 0.473
San Jose Sharks 30 14 16 0.467
Houston Rockets 28 13 15 0.464
Dallas Mavericks 26 12 14 0.462
Seattle Supersonics 24 11 13 0.458
Portland Trailblazers 22 10 12 0.455
Philadelphia Phillies 11 5 6 0.455
New York Mets 9 4 5 0.444
Vancouver Canucks 34 15 19 0.441
Golden State Warriors 16 7 9 0.438
Philadelphia 76ers 44 19 25 0.432
Phoenix Suns 35 15 20 0.429
Atlanta Braves 14 6 8 0.429
Los Angeles Dodgers 14 6 8 0.429
Florida Panthers 7 3 4 0.429
Philadelphia Warriors 7 3 4 0.429
New York Rangers 64 27 37 0.422
Los Angeles Kings 34 14 20 0.412
New York Knickerbockers 44 18 26 0.409
Los Angeles Clippers 5 2 3 0.400
Calgary Flames 28 11 17 0.393
Utah Jazz 28 11 17 0.393
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
Ottawa Senators 23 9 14 0.391
St. Louis Blues 52 20 32 0.385
Buffalo Sabres 40 15 25 0.375
Detroit Tigers 16 6 10 0.375
Baltimore Orioles 8 3 5 0.375
Cleveland Indians 8 3 5 0.375
San Francisco Warriors 8 3 5 0.375
Milwaukee Bucks 31 11 20 0.355
Washington Capitals 33 11 22 0.333
Memphis Grizzlies 9 3 6 0.333
Quebec Nordiques 9 3 6 0.333
Sacramento Kings 9 3 6 0.333
Minnesota Wild 6 2 4 0.333
Kansas City Kings 3 1 2 0.333
San Diego Padres 3 1 2 0.333
Washington Senators 3 1 2 0.333
New York Giants 13 4 9 0.308
St. Louis Hawks 13 4 9 0.308
Baltimore Bullets (II) 8 2 6 0.250
Houston Astros 4 1 3 0.250
Nashville Predators 9 2 7 0.222
Atlanta Hawks 25 5 20 0.200
Phoenix Coyotes 10 2 8 0.200
Syracuse Nationals 5 1 4 0.200
Washington Wizards 5 1 4 0.200
Denver Nuggets 21 4 17 0.190
Chicago Cubs 12 2 10 0.167
New Orleans Hornets 6 1 5 0.167
Brooklyn Dodgers 8 1 7 0.125
Winnipeg Jets 8 1 7 0.125
Atlanta Flames 1 0 1 0.000
Atlanta Thrashers 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Nets 1 0 1 0.000
California Angels 1 0 1 0.000
Capital Bullets 1 0 1 0.000
Charlotte Bobcats 1 0 1 0.000
Columbus Blue Jackets 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City/Omaha Kings 1 0 1 0.000
San Diego Rockets 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Browns 1 0 1 0.000
Cincinnati Royals 2 0 2 0.000
Fort Wayne Pistons 2 0 2 0.000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 0 2 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 2 0.000
Oakland Seals 2 0 2 0.000
Washington Capitols 2 0 2 0.000
Buffalo Braves 3 0 3 0.000
Seattle Mariners 3 0 3 0.000
Toronto Raptors 3 0 3 0.000
Charlotte Hornets 4 0 4 0.000
Hartford Whalers 7 0 7 0.000
Grand Total 2440 1220 1220