1976 International League season

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The 1976 International League season was the 91st in the league's history, and ended with the Syracuse Chiefs winning their first Governors' Cup in six years.

This would be the final season for the Memphis Blues.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Rochester Red Wings 88 50 .638 -- Joe Altobelli Baltimore Orioles
Syracuse Chiefs 82 57 .590 Bobby Cox New York Yankees
Memphis Blues 69 69 .500 19 Jim Beauchamp Houston Astros
Richmond Braves 69 71 .493 20 Jack McKeon Atlanta Braves
Rhode Island Red Sox 68 70 .493 20 Joe Morgan Boston Red Sox
Charleston Charlies 62 73 .459 24½ Tim Murtaugh Pittsburgh Pirates
Tidewater Tides 60 78 .435 28 Tom Burgess New York Mets
Toledo Mud Hens 55 85 .393 34 Joe Sparks Cleveland Indians

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Rochester Red Wings 1  
4  Richmond Braves 3  
    4  Richmond Braves 1
  2  Syracuse Chiefs 3
2  Syracuse Chiefs 3
3  Memphis Blues 0  

First Round[edit]

Rochester vs. Richmond
Date Away Home
September 4 Richmond 0 Rochester 8
September 5 Richmond 7 Rochester 3
September 6 Rochester 4 Richmond 5
September 7 Rochester 0 Richmond 6
Richmond wins series 3-1
Syracuse vs. Memphis
Date Away Home
September 4 Memphis 4 Syracuse 5
September 5 Memphis 3 Syracuse 4
September 6 Syracuse 5 Memphis 4
Syracuse wins series 3-0

Governor's Cup Finals[edit]

Syracuse vs. Richmond
Date Away Home
September 8 Syracuse 4 Richmond 3
September 9 Syracuse 2 Richmond 1
September 10 Richmond 5 Syracuse 4
September 11 Richmond 3 Syracuse 8
Syracuse wins series 3-1

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

1977 Baseball Guide

External Links[edit]

1976 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond