2000 International League season

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The 2000 International League season was the 115th in the league's history, and ended with the Indianapolis Indians winning their first Governors' Cup since 1963. The Indians would go on to win the Triple-A World Series.

Buffalo and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre finished tied, so the teams held a one-game playoff for the North Division title September 5 in Scranton. The Bisons won the game 7-1, and this result is reflected in the standings below.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

North Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Buffalo Bisons 86 59 .593 -- Joel Skinner Cleveland Indians
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 85 60 .586 1 Marc Bombard Philadelphia Phillies
Pawtucket Red Sox 82 61 .573 3 Gary Jones Boston Red Sox
Syracuse SkyChiefs 74 66 .529 Pat Kelly/Omar Malave/Mel Queen Toronto Blue Jays
Rochester Red Wings 65 79 .451 20½ Marv Foley Baltimore Orioles
Ottawa Lynx 53 88 .376 31 Jeff Cox/Rick Sweet Montreal Expos
South Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Durham Bulls 81 62 .566 -- Bill Evers Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Charlotte Knights 78 65 .545 3 Nick Leyva Chicago White Sox
Norfolk Tides 65 79 .451 16½ John Gibbons New York Mets
Richmond Braves 51 92 .357 30 Randy Ingle Atlanta Braves
West Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Indianapolis Indians 81 63 .562 -- Steve Smith Milwaukee Brewers
Columbus Clippers 75 69 .521 6 Trey Hillman New York Yankees
Louisville RiverBats 71 73 .493 10 Dave Miley Cincinnati Reds
Toledo Mud Hens 55 86 .390 24½ Dave Anderson/Glenn Ezell Detroit Tigers

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
N1  Buffalo Bisons 1  
WC  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 3  
    WC  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 2
  W1  Indianapolis Indians 3
S1  Durham Bulls 2
W1  Indianapolis Indians 3  

First Round[edit]

Buffalo vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Date Away Home
September 6 Buffalo 1 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6
September 7 Buffalo 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
September 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Buffalo 3
September 9 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10 Buffalo 1
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre wins series 3-1
Durham vs. Indianapolis
Date Away Home
September 6 Durham 3 Indianapolis 6
September 7 Durham 9 Indianapolis 0
September 8 Indianapolis 3 Durham 11
September 9 Indianapolis 3 Durham 2
September 10 Indianapolis 6 Durham 4
Indianapolis wins series 3-2

Governors' Cup Finals[edit]

Indianapolis vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Date Away Home
September 11 Indianapolis 4 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6
September 12 Indianapolis 6 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3
September 13 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Indianapolis 4
September 14 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Indianapolis 0
September 15 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Indianapolis 6
Indianapolis wins series 3-2 and
advances to Triple-A World Series

League Leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

External Links[edit]

2000 IL - The Baseball Cube