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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
Societies, books, and other resources.

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; Semifinals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in the Semifinals round, 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 = Semifinals
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.
Vancouver Canucks 3 3 0 1.000
Washington Bullets 3 3 0 1.000
Florida Marlins 2 2 0 1.000
New Jersey Nets 2 2 0 1.000
Texas Rangers 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 1 1 0 1.000
Anaheim Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
Chicago Stags 1 1 0 1.000
Colorado Rockies 1 1 0 1.000
Florida Panthers 1 1 0 1.000
Kansas City Royals 1 1 0 1.000
San Diego Padres 1 1 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Rays 1 1 0 1.000
Los Angeles Lakers 30 25 5 0.833
San Francisco Giants 5 4 1 0.800
Edmonton Oilers 9 7 2 0.778
Calgary Flames 4 3 1 0.750
Philadelphia Phillies 4 3 1 0.750
New Jersey Devils 7 5 2 0.714
New York Yankees 10 7 3 0.700
Montreal Canadiens 39 27 12 0.692
Boston Celtics 29 20 9 0.690
Houston Rockets 6 4 2 0.667
Miami Heat 6 4 2 0.667
Carolina Hurricanes 3 2 1 0.667
Minnesota Twins 3 2 1 0.667
San Francisco Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
Oakland Athletics 5 3 2 0.600
Detroit Red Wings 32 19 13 0.594
Atlanta Braves 9 5 4 0.556
Chicago Bulls 11 6 5 0.545
St. Louis Cardinals 11 6 5 0.545
Boston Bruins 32 16 16 0.500
Philadelphia Flyers 16 8 8 0.500
Philadelphia 76ers 12 6 6 0.500
New York Islanders 10 5 5 0.500
New York Knickerbockers 10 5 5 0.500
Pittsburgh Penguins 8 4 4 0.500
Portland Trailblazers 6 3 3 0.500
Seattle Supersonics 6 3 3 0.500
St. Louis Blues 6 3 3 0.500
Cleveland Indians 4 2 2 0.500
Dallas Mavericks 4 2 2 0.500
Dallas Stars 4 2 2 0.500
Los Angeles Kings 4 2 2 0.500
Orlando Magic 4 2 2 0.500
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2 1 1 0.500
Arizona Diamondbacks 2 1 1 0.500
Baltimore Bullets (II) 2 1 1 0.500
Chicago White Sox 2 1 1 0.500
Cincinnati Reds 2 1 1 0.500
Minneapolis Lakers 2 1 1 0.500
Oklahoma City Thunder 2 1 1 0.500
Ottawa Senators 2 1 1 0.500
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 1 1 0.500
Washington Capitals 2 1 1 0.500
Boston Red Sox 9 4 5 0.444
Toronto Maple Leafs 28 12 16 0.429
San Antonio Spurs 12 5 7 0.417
Detroit Tigers 5 2 3 0.400
New York Mets 5 2 3 0.400
Toronto Blue Jays 5 2 3 0.400
Detroit Pistons 13 5 8 0.385
St. Louis Hawks 8 3 5 0.375
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0.333
Colorado Avalanche 6 2 4 0.333
Minnesota North Stars 6 2 4 0.333
Utah Jazz 6 2 4 0.333
Golden State Warriors 3 1 2 0.333
Houston Astros 3 1 2 0.333
Chicago Blackhawks 28 9 19 0.321
New York Rangers 20 5 15 0.250
Milwaukee Bucks 8 2 6 0.250
Cleveland Cavaliers 4 1 3 0.250
Philadelphia Warriors 4 1 3 0.250
Phoenix Suns 9 2 7 0.222
Los Angeles Dodgers 5 1 4 0.200
Indiana Pacers 7 1 6 0.143
California Angels 1 0 1 0.000
Kansas City Kings 1 0 1 0.000
Memphis Grizzlies 1 0 1 0.000
Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 1 0.000
Minnesota Timberwolves 1 0 1 0.000
Minnesota Wild 1 0 1 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 1 0 1 0.000
Sacramento Kings 1 0 1 0.000
St. Louis Bombers 1 0 1 0.000
Washington Capitols 1 0 1 0.000
Atlanta Hawks 2 0 2 0.000
Baltimore Orioles 2 0 2 0.000
Chicago Cubs 2 0 2 0.000
Cincinnati Royals 2 0 2 0.000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 0 2 0.000
Quebec Nordiques 2 0 2 0.000
Syracuse Nationals 2 0 2 0.000
Denver Nuggets 3 0 3 0.000
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 0 3 0.000
San Jose Sharks 3 0 3 0.000
Seattle Mariners 3 0 3 0.000
Grand Total 628 314 314