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Greg Brown Reminisces About His Days with the Bisons, Bills, and Pirates

December 8, 2019

T.J. Zeuch Makes History

September 2, 2019

Bobby Meacham: Leader of the Herd

August 24, 2019

Leading by Example: John Cangelosi

July 26, 2019

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Brian Frank is a lifelong baseball fan, who grew up going to Bisons games at the 'Old Rockpile.'

 

Brian is also a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), and is currently writing a book on the early history of the Bisons.  

 

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Carl Mays Outduels Hippo Vaughn in Game Three of the World Series

Red Sox vs. Cubs

September 7, 1918

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ARTICLE:
Jimmy Collins' Grand Slam Helps Beaneaters Score Six Runs in Ninth to Beat Phillies
Beaneaters vs. Phillies
September 29, 1898
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George Brett's "Best Game"

Royals vs. Blue Jays

October 11, 1985

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Don Zimmer's Game-Winning Hit in 14th Overcomes Dominant Performance by Sandy Koufax

Cubs vs. Dodgers

May 28, 1960

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Kevin McReynolds' Grand Slam in Ninth Beats Cubs

Mets vs. Cubs

August 11, 1988

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Joe Overfield: 100 years!

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December 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play man Greg Brown looks back fondly on his five seasons calling Bisons games with Pete Weber and three years working with Van Miller on Bills games. Brown named the two Buffalo broadcast icons, along with two legendary Pittsburgh announcers, as having a major influence o...

September 2, 2019

Throughout Bisons history, which dates back to 1877, there have been 15 instances where a pitcher threw a nine-inning no-hitter and won the game. Fourteen different pitchers have accomplished this feat, with Baseball Hall of Famer Pud Galvin having done it twice. On August 19, 2019, T.J. Zeuch joine...

August 24, 2019

Bobby Meacham played 10 seasons of professional baseball, six of which were spent in the major leagues playing shortstop with the New York Yankees. He had the opportunity to play for some iconic managers in both the major and minor leagues, including Billy Martin, Yogi Berra, Lou Piniella, Terry Col...

August 7, 2019

One of the greatest pitchers’ duels in Bisons history, and certainly the longest, occurred on June 11, 1912, when Buffalo’s new veteran ace, Fred Beebe, and a young phenom for Toronto, Dick Rudolph, battled on the Buffalo Baseball Park mound for 19 long innings. Beebe joined the Bisons in 1912 at 32...

July 26, 2019

John Cangelosi begins his new book, The Improbable Baseball Journey of the Undersized Kid from Nowhere to World Series Champion, which he co-authored with K.P. Wee, saying that he hopes his “story can inspire others to not give up and keep fighting.” He certainly accomplishes that in an enjoyable te...

June 28, 2019

Andy Burns’ baseball journey has taken him halfway around the world and, fortunately for Buffalo baseball fans, back to the Queen City. The Bisons couldn’t be happier to have their versatile team leader back in the fold. Mike Buczkowski, President Rich Baseball Operations/General Manager of the Biso...

March 4, 2019

The story about how the Bisons ended up playing a game on Grand Island is as fascinating as the game itself. It’s a story that includes blue laws, rowdy crowds, a petition, boats across the Niagara River, and a posh Grand Island resort.

Buffalo’s home field in 1893 was Olympic Park, located at M...

October 15, 2018

A perfect game is one of the rarest individual accomplishments a pitcher can achieve. In the long history of the International League, which traces its origins to 1884, there have been only 16 games when not a single batter reached base. However, eleven of those pitching gems were in shortened seven...

June 12, 2018

Part 3 of a 3 part series about the Herd's amazing 1933 playoff run.

The Bisons headed into the 1933 Junior World Series after an incredible run through the playoffs. The Herd finished the regular season red hot, qualifying for the postseason on the season’s final day, despite an 83-85 record. B...

March 31, 2018

Part 2 of a 3 part series about the Herd's amazing 1933 playoff run.

The Bisons led the minor leagues in attendance in 1933, even outdrawing three major league teams.[1] The fan support they received during the regular season grew to incredible numbers during the post season as baseball fever gripped...

February 14, 2018

Part 1 of a 3 part series about the Herd's amazing 1933 playoff run.

In 1933, for the first time in history, the International League allowed wild card teams to participate in the playoffs under the new Shaughnessy playoff system and the Bisons took full advantage. After a slow start, Buffalo made a...

August 24, 2017

Part 2 of a 2 part series about Ad Brennan's pair of nine inning no-hit games in 1911. Click here to read Part 1.

On August 26, 1911, over 8,000 fans filed into Buffalo Baseball Park to watch a rematch of a great pitchers’ duel. Just two months earlier, Buffalo southpaw Ad Brennan and Jersey City's E...

July 10, 2017

The Bisons struggled through the beginning of the 1929 season and by early July were stuck in seventh place in the International League standings. However, the Herd caught fire and entered their July 13 doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on an eight game winning streak. Buffalo’s record sett...

June 22, 2017

Addison “Ad” Brennan began the 1911 season as a member of the National League’s Philadelphia Phillies. In June, an optional agreement was made to allow the twenty-four-year-old left-handed pitcher to work on his craft with the Buffalo Bisons. The Phillies were able to allow Brennan to come to Buffal...

May 19, 2017

Our Heavy “2 sluggers” took the shine

Clear off the great Chicago nine,

By nine to four- that was the score-

With two home runs, and seven more!

Four out of five- well that will do:

O’Rourke we still have faith in you![1]

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