UPDATED: The Blue Jays Bring Major League Baseball Back to the Queen City

August 21, 2020

The Phillies' History Playing in Buffalo

August 20, 2020

Buffalo's Major League Stars

August 7, 2020

The Last Major-League Game in Buffalo

July 20, 2020

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Who's Behind The Blog

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.  



Books Brian Has Contributed to:

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Three different stories on significant games Buffalo's Federal League team played in.
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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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Our First Blog Post!

Joe Overfield: 100 years!

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August 21, 2020

The 2020 season was a roller coaster ride for professional baseball in Buffalo. After the minor-league season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it appeared certain there’d be no professional baseball played in the city. However, a sudden turn of events in late July brought major-league...

August 20, 2020

As the Toronto Blue Jays prepare to take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader at Sahlen Field this afternoon, it's worth noting the Phillies have played in the Queen City before. The Buffalo Bisons were a member of the National League from 1879 to 1885. Philadelphia’s N.L. franchise began...

August 7, 2020

Major-league baseball will return to Buffalo for the first time in 105 years when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Miami Marlins at Sahlen Field on August 11. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will add their names to the group of players who have starred whil...

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...

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