To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

News

Skip to main content
Facts machine
Below is an advertisement.

10/27/2004 11:49 PM ET
Facts machine
Teams with the best record swept in seven Series
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
The 2004 World Series marks the 18th sweep in history, and just the seventh time the team on the losing end of a four-game World Series sweep had the best regular-season record.

Series sweeps over clubs with the best record
Year Loser Regular Season Winner Regular Season
1914Philadelphia (AL)99-53Boston (NL)94-59
1922New York (AL)94-60New York (NL)93-61
1954Cleveland114-43New York (NL)97-57
1963New York (AL)104-57Los Angeles99-63
1990Oakland103-59Cincinnati91-71
1999Atlanta103-59New York (AL)98-64
2004St. Louis105-57Boston98-64
The 1998 New York Yankees, who went 114-48 in the regular season, are the last team to cap a season with both the best record in baseball and a world championship.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

print this pageprint this page    |    email this pageemail this page

MLB Headlines