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The 1972 International League season was the 87th in the league's history, and ended with the Tidewater Tides winning their first Governors' Cup in franchise history. The Tides would go on to finish third in the World Baseball Championship. Due to the short time frame between the end of the regular season and the start of the Championship, the first round of the playoffs was shortened to a best-of-three series.

The league expanded its regular season to 144 games, and the Winnipeg Whips moved to Hampton, VA to become the Peninsula Whips. This would be the last year for the Louisville Colonels despite winning the IL pennant.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Louisville Colonels 81 63 .563 - Darrell Johnson Boston Red Sox
Charleston Charlies 80 64 .556 1 Red Davis Pittsburgh Pirates
Tidewater Tides 78 65 .545 Hank Bauer New York Mets
Rochester Red Wings 76 68 .528 5 Joe Altobelli Baltimore Orioles
Toledo Mud Hens 75 69 .521 6 Johnny Lipon Detroit Tigers
Richmond Braves 65 78 .455 15½ Clyde King Atlanta Braves
Syracuse Chiefs 64 80 .444 17 Frank Verdi New York Yankees
Peninsula Whips 56 88 .389 25 Bill Adair Montreal Expos

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Louisville Colonels 2  
4  Rochester Red Wings 1  
    1  Louisville Colonels 2
  3  Tidewater Tides 3
2  Charleston Charlies 1
3  Tidewater Tides 2  

[edit] First Round

Louisville vs. Rochester
Date Away Home
September 5 Rochester 2 Louisville 3
September 6 Louisville 3 Rochester 4
10 innings
September 7 Louisville 9 Rochester 7
11 innings
Louisville wins series 2-1
Charleston vs. Tidewater
Date Away Home
September 6 Tidewater 1 Charleston 4
September 7 Charleston 0 Tidewater 1
Game 2 Charleston 2 Tidewater 5
'Tidewater wins series 2-1

[edit] Governor's Cup Finals

Louisville vs. Tidewater
Date Away Home
September 8 Louisville 1 Tidewater 5
September 9 Louisville 1 Tidewater 2
September 10 Tidewater 3 Louisville 4
10 innings
September 11 Tidewater 4 Louisville 6
September 12 Tidewater 6 Louisville 3
Tidewater wins series 3-2 and
advances to World Baseball Championship


[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[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.

1973 Baseball Guide

[edit] External Links

1972 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

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