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elrod
08-02-2005, 12:15 AM
We have now swept two different teams in four-game series this year - both on the road. To understand how rarely we sweep ANY team in a four game series, on the road or at home, consider the last four game sweeps going back to 1951. It turns out we hadn't swept Baltimore in a 4 game series ANYWHERE since 1956. With the exception of Toronto and Tampa Bay, who we have never swept in a 4-game set, the longest standing AL team who we have not swept is the Angels in 1983.

2005 @Cleveland, @Baltimore
2001-2004 None
2000 @Yankees
1998-1999 None
1997 Oakland, @KC
1996 Tigers
1995 @Minnesota
1994 @Seattle
1993 @Milwaukee
1991-1992 None
1990 @Yankees, @Milwaukee (5 game series sweep), Red Sox
1989 Milwaukee
1988 None
1987 @Oakland
1986 Oakland
1985 KC, @Texas
1984 Cleveland, @Milwaukee
1983 Angels, Seattle, @Angels
1978-1982 None
1977 Twins
1976 Oakland
1975 None
1974 Cleveland
1973 None
1972 Milwaukee
1971 Washington
1969-1970 None
1968 Oakland, Minnesota
1967 Angels
1966 Washington
1965 Angels, @KC Athletics
1964 @Detroit, @Washington, KC Athletics
1963 @Cleveland
1962 Red Sox, Cleveland, Detroit
1961 Angels (5 game sweep), Washington, Cleveland
1960 Red Sox, @KC Athletics
1959 Washington, @Cleveland
1958 None
1957 Cleveland
1956 Baltimore, Yankees
1955 Detroit
1954 Cleveland, Philadelphia Athletics, @Baltimore
1953 Cleveland, Washington
1952 None
1951 @Cleveland, Red Sox,

MIgrenade
08-02-2005, 12:18 AM
I'll tell you what, those 5 game sweeps have to be brutal.

batmanZoSo
08-02-2005, 01:06 AM
I'll tell you what, those 5 game sweeps have to be brutal.

I don't think I've even witnessed a 5 game series. Maybe they had them in 91/92 when I just started watching but I can't recall one specifically.

MIgrenade
08-02-2005, 01:13 AM
I don't think I've even witnessed a 5 game series. Maybe they had them in 91/92 when I just started watching but I can't recall one specifically.

My guess is they are a result from a rained out game being made up after a 4 game series, but I could be wrong.

bluestar
08-02-2005, 08:08 AM
Minnesota and Detroit played a five-game series a couple of weeks ago. They played on Thursday - Sunday with a double-header on Saturday. I think one of the games was a make-up game for a game that had been rained out earlier.

mrwag
08-02-2005, 08:41 AM
My guess is they are a result from a rained out game being made up after a 4 game series, but I could be wrong.
That's correct, and I was there for game 5.

downstairs
08-02-2005, 10:17 AM
I don't think I've even witnessed a 5 game series. Maybe they had them in 91/92 when I just started watching but I can't recall one specifically.

I believe Philly swept Florida in a 5-gamer not too long ago?

WSox8404
08-02-2005, 10:19 AM
I can't wait until the day we sweep the Cubs in the season series.

dirty_k
08-02-2005, 10:30 AM
They were pretty weak in that 5 game sweep. Plus I think Frank made his first big league appearance that series. I wish the Brewers were still in the AL. Milw is always a great little road trip.

Lip Man 1
08-02-2005, 12:58 PM
The Sox swept a five game series from Milwaukee in 1990. One of the games was a rain out make up.

Part of the reason you don't see as often four game sweeps is because the number of four game series has dramatically decreased since the 70's. They don't play double headers anymore remember?

Lip

elrod
08-02-2005, 01:13 PM
The Sox swept a five game series from Milwaukee in 1990. One of the games was a rain out make up.

Part of the reason you don't see as often four game sweeps is because the number of four game series has dramatically decreased since the 70's. They don't play double headers anymore remember?

Lip

As in the past, most 4 game series are with West Coast teams. Makes travel arrangements easier.