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1977 International League season

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The 1977 International League season was the 92nd in the league's history, and ended with the Charleston Charlies winning their first Governors' Cup. The Governors' Cup final was expanded to a best-of-seven series.

This was the first season for the Columbus Clippers.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Pawtucket Red Sox 80 60 .571 -- Joe Morgan Boston Red Sox
Charleston Charlies 78 62 .557 2 Jim Beauchamp Houston Astros
Tidewater Tides 73 67 .521 7 Frank Verdi New York Mets
Richmond Braves 71 69 .507 9 Tommie Aaron Atlanta Braves
Syracuse Chiefs 70 70 .500 10 Pete Ward New York Yankees
Rochester Red Wings 67 73 .479 13 Ken Boyer Baltimore Orioles
Columbus Clippers 65 75 .464 15 Johnny Lipon Pittsburgh Pirates
Toledo Mud Hens 56 84 .400 34 Jack Cassini Cleveland Indians

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Governors' Cup Finals
                 
1  Pawtucket Red Sox 3  
4  Richmond Braves 1  
    1  Pawtucket Red Sox 0
  2  Charleston Charlies 4
2  Charleston Charlies 3
3  Tidewater Tides 1  

[edit] First Round

Pawtucket vs. Richmond
Date Away Home
September 6 Richmond 1 Pawtucket 4
September 7 Richmond 1 Pawtucket 4
September 8 Pawtucket 1 Richmond 2
September 10 Pawtucket 6 Richmond 3
Pawtucket wins series 3-1
Charleston vs. Tidewater
Date Away Home
September 6 Tidewater 9 Charleston 3
September 7 Tidewater 6 Charleston 7
10 innings
September 9 Charleston 8 Tidewater 3
September 10 Charleston 13 Tidewater 3
Charleston wins series 3-1

[edit] Governor's Cup Finals

Pawtucket vs. Charleston
Date Away Home
September 12 Charleston 9 Pawtucket 8
12 innings
September 13 Charleston 3 Pawtucket 2
September 14 Pawtucket 3 Charleston 4
September 15 Pawtucket 1 Charleston 4
Charleston wins series 4-0

[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

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.

1978 Baseball Guide

[edit] External Links

1977 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond

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