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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.

FAQ
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 Home; Finals)

This table tells you franchise best-of-7 series win-loss records in Finals playoff rounds (MLB World Series, NBA Finals, NHL Stanley Cup Finals), for teams playing Game 1 of the series at home. 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 = Finals
Game 1 Location = Home
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.
Toronto Maple Leafs 6 6 0 1.000
Chicago Bulls 4 4 0 1.000
Minneapolis Lakers 4 4 0 1.000
San Antonio Spurs 4 4 0 1.000
Colorado Avalanche 2 2 0 1.000
Detroit Pistons 2 2 0 1.000
New York Rangers 2 2 0 1.000
Oakland Athletics 2 2 0 1.000
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2 0 1.000
Anaheim Angels 1 1 0 1.000
Anaheim Ducks 1 1 0 1.000
Arizona Diamondbacks 1 1 0 1.000
Carolina Hurricanes 1 1 0 1.000
Dallas Stars 1 1 0 1.000
Florida Marlins 1 1 0 1.000
Houston Rockets 1 1 0 1.000
Kansas City Royals 1 1 0 1.000
New York Knickerbockers 1 1 0 1.000
New York Mets 1 1 0 1.000
Rochester Royals 1 1 0 1.000
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 1 0 1.000
Toronto Blue Jays 1 1 0 1.000
Washington Senators 1 1 0 1.000
Boston Celtics 17 15 2 0.882
St. Louis Cardinals 8 7 1 0.875
Montreal Canadiens 20 17 3 0.850
Los Angeles Lakers 12 9 3 0.750
Chicago Blackhawks 4 3 1 0.750
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 3 1 0.750
New York Yankees 23 17 6 0.739
Boston Red Sox 6 4 2 0.667
Chicago White Sox 3 2 1 0.667
Edmonton Oilers 3 2 1 0.667
Minnesota Twins 3 2 1 0.667
New Jersey Devils 3 2 1 0.667
New York Islanders 3 2 1 0.667
Philadelphia Warriors 3 2 1 0.667
San Francisco Giants 3 2 1 0.667
Detroit Red Wings 11 7 4 0.636
Boston Bruins 5 3 2 0.600
Cincinnati Reds 5 3 2 0.600
Philadelphia 76ers 4 2 2 0.500
Philadelphia Athletics 4 2 2 0.500
Calgary Flames 2 1 1 0.500
Miami Heat 2 1 1 0.500
Milwaukee Bucks 2 1 1 0.500
Syracuse Nationals 2 1 1 0.500
New York Giants 7 3 4 0.429
Detroit Tigers 5 2 3 0.400
Atlanta Braves 3 1 2 0.333
Philadelphia Phillies 3 1 2 0.333
Baltimore Orioles 4 1 3 0.250
Los Angeles Dodgers 4 1 3 0.250
Philadelphia Flyers 4 1 3 0.250
Chicago Cubs 5 1 4 0.200
Boston Braves 1 0 1 0.000
Dallas Mavericks 1 0 1 0.000
Milwaukee Braves 1 0 1 0.000
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 0 1 0.000
Orlando Magic 1 0 1 0.000
Phoenix Suns 1 0 1 0.000
San Diego Padres 1 0 1 0.000
Seattle Supersonics 1 0 1 0.000
Tampa Bay Rays 1 0 1 0.000
Utah Jazz 1 0 1 0.000
Vancouver Canucks 1 0 1 0.000
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 0 2 0.000
St. Louis Blues 2 0 2 0.000
Washington Bullets 2 0 2 0.000
Grand Total 246 163 83 0.663