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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 joined this exclusive club.

Zeuch, a 6’7”, 24-year-old right-hander, took the mound for the Herd in the first game of a four game series...

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 Collins, and Johnny Oates. Meacham sat down with us and talked about the different managerial styles of the men he played for, how ea...

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-years-old, already having pitched in seven major-league seasons, including a pair of 15-win seasons. Meanwhile, Toronto’s young a...

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 telling of how the 5’8” outfielder beat the odds to play 10 major-league seasons. The book not only chronicles his time in the major...

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 Bisons, expressed the organization’s delight in having Burns return to the Herd: “It’s great to have him back. When he was here the fi...

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 Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street, the future site of Offermann Stadium. But, in an effort to escape the city’s blue laws, whic...

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 or five inning games. Only five perfect games were thrown in full nine innings contests. The first perfect game in league history...

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. Buffalo swept Baltimore in the first round of the playoffs and then scored 42 runs in their final three games against Rochester to...

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 Western New York. Despite finishing the season two games below .500, Buffalo made the playoffs on the season’s final day. They th...

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 late summer charge to challenge for the final playoff spot, led by the exploits of Ollie Carnegie (.317, 29 HR, 123 RBI), Ollie Tu...

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