1969 International League season

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The 1969 International League season was the 84th in the league's history, and ended with the Syracuse Chiefs winning their first Governors' Cup since 1954.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Tidewater Tides 76 59 .563 - Clyde McCullough New York Mets
Louisville Colonels 77 63 .550 2 Eddie Kasko Boston Red Sox
Syracuse Chiefs 75 65 .536 Frank Verdi New York Yankees
Columbus Jets 74 66 .529 Don Hoak Pittsburgh Pirates
Rochester Red Wings 71 69 .507 Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles
Toledo Mud Hens 68 72 .486 10½ Jack Tighe Detroit Tigers
Buffalo Bisons 58 78 .426 18½ Hector Lopez Washington Senators
Richmond Braves 56 83 .403 22 Mickey Vernon Atlanta Braves

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Tidewater Tides 1  
4  Columbus Jets 3  
    4  Columbus Jets 1
  3  Syracuse Chiefs 4
2  Louisville Colonels 2
3  Syracuse Chiefs 3  

First Round[edit]

Tidewater vs. Columbus
Date Away Home
September 2 Tidewater 1 Columbus 2
September 3 Tidewater 2 Columbus 3
September 4 Columbus 5 Tidewater 6
September 5 Columbus 8 Tidewater 2
Columbus wins series 3-1
Louisville vs. Syracuse
Date Away Home
September 3 Syracuse 1 Louisville 2
September 4 Syracuse 0 Louisville 4
September 5 Louisville 6 Syracuse 13
September 6 Louisville 2 Syracuse 3
September 7 Syracuse 4 Louisville 3
10 innings
Syracuse wins series 3-2

Governor's Cup Finals[edit]

Syracuse vs. Columbus
Date Away Home
September 8 Columbus 2 Syracuse 6
September 9 Columbus 0 Syracuse 3
September 10 Syracuse 8 Columbus 1
September 11 Syracuse 0 Columbus 3
September 12 Syracuse 7 Columbus 6
Syracuse wins series 4-1


League Leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

References[edit]

Brian Bennett, On A Silver Diamond: The Story Of Rochester Community Baseball from 1956-1996. Triphammer Publishing, 1997.

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

External Links[edit]

1969 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

1970 Baseball Guide