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# What is the maximum number of total baseball games that could be played in the Major League Baseball Division Series playoffs?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

The series is the best of 5. In other words, whoever wins 3 games first. If both teams win 2 games, then there will be 5 games played. If one team dominates and wins the first three games, then there are only 3 games.

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

In the current format, all Division Series' are "Best of 5." Therefore, per individual series, there is a potential for 5 games maximum. With a total of 20 potential games maximum possible for the entire Divisional round which features 4 separate matchups between 8 total teams.

Wiki User

9y ago

This question is better understood if the terms are more up to date. In the post season, Baseball has a play off system to settle on the two teams that will play in the World Series. The first play off game is a one game affair. The winner then goes onto the next set of play off games. There the winner is the team which wins the best out of 5 games. The next "series" is a playoff where its the team with the best of seven wins. At this point a team has qualified for the World Series which is also the best of seven games to be declared the best team in baseball.

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10y ago

Best of 5

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