Welcome back to the MikesPickz MLB Sweep Tracker!
The “first half” of the MLB season has come and gone and now the sweep counts are in.
Since Father’s Day, the Cincinnati Reds were swept for the first time, leaving the Chicago White Sox as the only Major League team not to be swept during the season. They have five sweeps and no swepts. Congrats to Robin Ventura and the White Sox, for not only not being swept, but for proving most analysts wrong and being in first place at the All-Star break.
During the first half of the 2012 MLB season, there were 107 sweeps recorded. An American League team recorded 57 of them while a National League team recorded the remaining 50. The best sweep-swept percentage was of course the White Sox with 1.000 (5-0). The worst percentage goes to the Colorado Rockies 0.167 (1-5).
Not surprisingly, the team with the best record in the MLB at the All-Star break, New York Yankees, has the most sweeps at the All-Star break with 7. Two teams tied with having been swept the most – the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago Cubs – with 7 each.
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