1978 International League season

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The 1978 International League season was the 93rd in the league's history, and ended with the Richmond Braves winning their first Governors' Cup.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Charleston Charlies 85 55 .607 -- Jim Beauchamp Houston Astros
Pawtucket Red Sox 81 59 .579 4 Joe Morgan Boston Red Sox
Toledo Mud Hens 74 66 .529 11 Cal Ermer Minnesota Twins
Richmond Braves 71 68 .511 13½ Tommie Aaron Atlanta Braves
Tidewater Tides 69 71 .493 16 Frank Verdi New York Mets
Rochester Red Wings 68 72 .486 17 Ken Boyer/Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles
Columbus Clippers 61 78 .439 23½ Johnny Lipon Pittsburgh Pirates
Syracuse Chiefs 50 90 .357 35 Vern Benson Toronto Blue Jays

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Charleston Charlies 1  
4  Richmond Braves 3  
    4  Richmond Braves 4
  2  Pawtucket Red Sox 2
2  Pawtucket Red Sox 3
3  Toledo Mud Hens 2  

First Round[edit]

Charleston vs. Richmond
Date Away Home
September 5 Richmond 8 Charleston 6
September 6 Richmond 2 Charleston 4
September 7 Charleston 1 Richmond 4
September 8 Charleston 1 Richmond 3
Richmond wins series 3-1
Pawtucket vs. Toledo
Date Away Home
September 5 Toledo 3 Pawtucket 4
September 6 Toledo 5 Pawtucket 3
September 7 Pawtucket 2 Toledo 1
September 8 Pawtucket 1 Toledo 4
September 9 Pawtucket 6 Toledo 5
Pawtucket wins series 3-2

Governor's Cup Finals[edit]

Pawtucket vs. Richmond
Date Away Home
September 10 Pawtucket 3 Richmond 7
September 11 Pawtucket 6 Richmond 4
September 12 Richmond 3 Pawtucket 2
September 13 Richmond 2 Pawtucket 1
September 14 Richmond 3 Pawtucket 7
September 15 Pawtucket 4 Richmond 3
September 16 Pawtucket 5 Richmond 8
Richmond 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.

1979 Baseball Guide

External Links[edit]

1978 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

1978 IL - The Baseball Cube