1965 International League season

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The 1965 International League season was the 80th in the league's history, and ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs winning their first Governors' Cup in five years.

The Yankees moved their Triple-A affiliate from Richmond to Toledo this year to become the reborn Toledo Mud Hens.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Columbus Jets 85 61 .582 -- Larry Shepard Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Crackers 83 64 .565 Bill Adair Milwaukee Braves
Toronto Maple Leafs 81 64 .559 Dick Williams Boston Red Sox
Syracuse Chiefs 74 73 .503 11½ Frank Carswell Detroit Tigers
Rochester Red Wings 73 74 .497 12½ Darrell Johnson Baltimore Orioles
Jacksonville Suns 71 76 .483 14½ Grover Resinger St. Louis Cardinals
Toledo Mud Hens 68 78 .466 17 Frank Verdi New York Yankees
Buffalo Bisons 51 96 .347 34½ Sheriff Robinson/Kerby Farrell New York Mets

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Columbus Jets 4  
4  Syracuse Chiefs 2  
    1  Columbus Jets 1
  3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
2  Atlanta Crackers 0
3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4  

First Round[edit]

Columbus vs. Syracuse
Date Away Home
September 3 Syracuse 3 Columbus 6
September 4 Syracuse 1 Columbus 2
10 innings
September 5 Syracuse 5 Columbus 2
September 6 Columbus 5 Syracuse 6
12 innings
September 7 Columbus 2 Syracuse 1
September 8 Columbus 15 Syracuse 4
Columbus wins series 4-2
Atlanta vs. Toronto
Date Away Home
September 3 Toronto 3 Atlanta 1
September 4 Toronto 3 Atlanta 2
September 5 Toronto 5 Atlanta 1
September 6 Atlanta 3 Toronto 4
Toronto wins series 4-0

Governors' Cup Finals[edit]

Columbus vs. Toronto
Date Away Home
September 10 Columbus 0 Toronto 4
September 11 Columbus 0 Toronto 4
September 12 Columbus 0 Toronto 1
September 13 Toronto 3 Columbus 4
September 14 Toronto 5 Columbus 3
Toronto wins series 4-1

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]

1965 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond