1952 Junior World Series

From BR Bullpen

The 1952 Junior World Series was the 36th meeting between the champions of the American Association and International League. The Kansas City Blues won the American Association playoffs, while the Rochester Red Wings won the International League's Governors' Cup for the first time since 1939.

Rochester won the series in seven games for their first JWS title since 1931. They were only the second (and last) team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in JWS history.

Rochester's Don Richmond led the Series with a .417 average while Red Wing reliever Jack Crimian had a 1.17 ERA in six relief outings, going 1-0.

Rochester vs. Kansas City
Date Away Home
September 27 Rochester 2 Kansas City 5
September 28 Rochester 5 Kansas City 3
September 30 Rochester 2 Kansas City 6
October 1 Kansas City 9 Rochester 0
5 innings
October 2 Kansas City 5 Rochester 10
October 3 Kansas City 4 Rochester 8
October 4 Kansas City 4 Rochester 6
Rochester wins series 4-3


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