1986 International League season

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The 1986 International League season was the 101st in the league's history, and ended with the Richmond Braves winning their first Governors' Cup since 1978.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Richmond Braves 80 60 .571 -- Roy Majtyka Atlanta Braves
Rochester Red Wings 75 63 .543 4 John Hart Baltimore Orioles
Pawtucket Red Sox 74 63 .532 Ed Nottle Boston Red Sox
Tidewater Tides 74 66 .529 6 Sam Perlozzo New York Mets
Syracuse Chiefs 72 67 .518 Doug Ault Toronto Blue Jays
Toledo Mud Hens 62 77 .446 17½ Charlie Manuel Minnesota Twins
Columbus Clippers 62 77 .446 17½ Barry Foote New York Yankees
Maine Guides 58 82 .414 22 Jim Napier Cleveland Indians

Playoffs[edit]

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

First Round[edit]

Richmond vs. Tidewater
Date Away Home
September 3 Richmond 8 Tidewater 1
September 4 Richmond 5 Tidewater 2
September 5 Tidewater 1 Richmond 5
Richmond wins series 3-0
Rochester vs. Pawtucket
Date Away Home
September 3 Rochester 3 Pawtucket 4
10 innings
September 4 Rochester 10 Pawtucket 1
September 5 Pawtucket 3 Rochester 6
September 6 Pawtucket 1 Rochester 5
Rochester wins series 3-1

Governor's Cup Finals[edit]

Richmond vs. Rochester
Date Away Home
September 7 Richmond 3 Rochester 0
September 8 Richmond 6 Rochester 13
September 9 Rochester 5 Richmond 2
September 10 Rochester 7 Richmond 8
September 11 Rochester 0 Richmond 4
Richmond wins series 3-2

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.

1987 Baseball America Statistics Report

1987 Baseball Guide

External Links[edit]

1986 IL - The Baseball Cube

1986 Rochester Red Wings review – On A Silver Diamond