With the MLB playoffs underway and a strong slate of competitors lined up to play, the question is worth asking: Has any team ever navigated the playoffs unbeaten?
The answer is yes, but fans would have to go back to the 1976 Cincinnati Reds to find the last perfect postseason performance.
Prior to 1969, when the only MLB postseason series was the World Series, several others took home the championship unbeaten. The Boston Braves were the first team to complete a four-game World Series sweep when they beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 1914. The Yankees went on to complete four-game sweeps in 1932 (Fall Classic vs. Cubs), 1938 (vs. Cubs), 1939 (vs. Reds) and 1950 (vs. Phillies).
The Cincinnati Reds have been the only team since playoff expansion with a clean sweep. Several others have come close after the MLB added a third round, including the New York Yankees, who lost once to the Red Sox in the 1999 ALCS, and the White Sox, who lost once to the Angels in the 2005 ALCS.