1979 International League season

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The 1979 International League season was the 94th in the league's history, and ended with the Columbus Clippers winning their first Governors' Cup.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Columbus Clippers 85 54 .612 -- Gene Michael New York Yankees
Syracuse Chiefs 77 63 .550 Vern Benson Toronto Blue Jays
Richmond Braves 76 64 .543 Tom Burgess Atlanta Braves
Tidewater Tides 73 67 .521 12½ Frank Verdi New York Mets
Pawtucket Red Sox 66 74 .471 19½ Joe Morgan Boston Red Sox
Charleston Charlies 65 74 .468 20 Jim Beauchamp Houston Astros
Toledo Mud Hens 63 76 .453 22 Cal Ermer Minnesota Twins
Rochester Red Wings 53 86 .381 32 Doc Edwards Baltimore Orioles

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Columbus Clippers 3  
4  Tidewater Tides 1  
    1  Columbus Clippers 4
  2  Syracuse Chiefs 3
2  Syracuse Chiefs 3
3  Richmond Braves 2  

First Round[edit]

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

Governor's Cup Finals[edit]

Columbus vs. Syracuse
Date Away Home
September 8 Syracuse 1 Columbus 2
September 9 Syracuse 3 Columbus 4
11 innings
September 10 Columbus 4 Syracuse 5
13 innings
September 11 Columbus 1 Syracuse 6
September 12 Columbus 3 Syracuse 5
September 14 Syracuse 2 Columbus 5
September 15 Syracuse 3 Columbus 4
12 innings
Columbus wins series 4-3

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. W. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1980 Baseball Guide

External Links[edit]

1979 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

1979 IL - The Baseball Cube