The Last Major-League Game in Buffalo

July 20, 2020

Torey Lovullo's Bond with the Queen City

June 18, 2020

Jackie Robinson Played Nine Games in Buffalo in 1946

April 15, 2020

Leading the Herd

February 28, 2020

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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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ARTICLE:
Three different stories on significant games Buffalo's Federal League team played in.
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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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Carl Mays Outduels Hippo Vaughn in Game Three of the World Series

Red Sox vs. Cubs

September 7, 1918

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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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July 20, 2020

As fans wait to see if the Toronto Blue Jays will play their 2020 home games in Buffalo, it’s notable that there have been many major-league games played in the Queen City over the last 150-plus years. These games range from exhibition games to actual major-league games played when Buffalo had major...

June 18, 2020

Many players develop a bond with a city they play in during their career, but Arizona Diomandbacks manager Torey Lovullo, who starred for the Bisons' championship teams of the ‘90s and later managed the Herd, had deep-rooted ties to the Queen City long before he ever ever set foot here. “My grandfat...

April 15, 2020

Of all the legendary players who have passed through Buffalo in its long history of professional sports, none has had a greater impact on sports or society than Jack Roosevelt Robinson. In 1946, Jackie Robinson played nine games at second base for the Montreal Royals at Buffalo’s Offermann Stadium....

February 28, 2020

Back in his playing days, Ken Huckaby had an idea he might get into coaching and managing. “I always knew as a player, with a little nudge from coaches I was playing for when I was in my mid- to late-30s or even my early-30s that I might have the potential to be ok coaching,” the former catcher said...

February 3, 2020

In the long history of the Bisons, the team has had many outstanding managers. Legendary figures like George Stallings, Kerby Farrell, Ray Schalk, and Bill Clymer, as well as modern-era leaders like Terry Collins, Brian Graham, Eric Wedge, and Marty Brown have all left indelible marks on Buffalo bas...

December 31, 2019

Anthony Kay is one of the most exciting young arms in a Blue Jays system loaded with prospects. The Long Island native was the top rated pitching prospect in the Mets organization prior to being acquired by the Blue Jays with Simeon Woods-Richardson last summer in the Marcus Stroman trade. The lefty...

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...

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