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The 1962 International League season was the 77th in the league's history, and ended with the Atlanta Crackers winning the first Governors' Cup in franchise history. The Crackers would go on to win the Junior World Series.

With the departure of the Charleston Marlins and Jersey City Jerseys, the Crackers and Jacksonville Suns joined the league. The Suns would win the IL pennant.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Jacksonville Suns 94 60 .610 - Ben Geraghty Cleveland Indians
Toronto Maple Leafs 91 62 .595 Chuck Dressen Milwaukee Braves
Atlanta Crackers 83 71 .539 11 Joe Schultz St. Louis Cardinals
Rochester Red Wings 82 72 .532 12 Clyde King Baltimore Orioles
Columbus Jets 80 74 .519 14 Larry Shepard Pittsburgh Pirates
Buffalo Bisons 73 80 .477 20½ Kerby Farrell Philadelphia Phillies
Richmond Virginians 59 95 .393 35 Sheriff Robinson New York Yankees
Syracuse Chiefs 56 98 .364 36 Johnny Vander Meer/Frank Verdi Washington Senators/New York Mets

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Jacksonville Suns 4  
4  Rochester Red Wings 3  
    1  Jacksonville Suns 3
  3  Atlanta Crackers 4
2  Toronto Maple Leafs 2
3  Atlanta Crackers 4  

[edit] First Round

Jacksonville vs. Rochester
Date Away Home
September 10 Rochester 5 Jacksonville 6
11 innings
September 11 Rochester 3 Jacksonville 4
16 innings
September 12 Jacksonville 0 Rochester 2
September 13 Jacksonville 4 Rochester 5
September 14 Jacksonville 5 Rochester 3
September 15 Rochester 6 Jacksonville 3
10 innings
September 16 Rochester 0 Jacksonville 4
Jacksonville wins series 4-3
Toronto vs. Atlanta
Date Away Home
September 10 Atlanta 1 Toronto 6
September 11 Atlanta 2 Toronto 7
September 12 Toronto 3 Atlanta 4
September 13 Toronto 4 Atlanta 6
September 14 Toronto 1 Atlanta 2
11 innings
September 15 Atlanta 5 Toronto 2
Atlanta wins series 4-2

[edit] Governors' Cup Finals

Jacksonville vs. Atlanta
Date Away Home
September 17 Atlanta 2 Jacksonville 4
11 innings
September 18 Atlanta 6 Jacksonville 7
September 19 Jacksonville 2 Atlanta 3
September 20 Jacksonville 2 Atlanta 6
September 21 Jacksonville 7 Atlanta 4
10 innings
September 22 Atlanta 2 Jacksonville 1
6 innings (shortened by rain)
September 25 Atlanta 3 Jacksonville 1
Atlanta wins series 4-3 and
advances to Junior World Series

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

Jim Mandelaro and Scott Pitoniak, Silver Seasons. Syracuse University Press, 1995.

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.

[edit] External Links

1962 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

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