Buffalo Bisons (National League)

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The original Buffalo Bisons baseball club played in the National League between 1879 and 1885. The Bisons played their games at Riverside Park (1879–1883) and Olympic Park (1884–1885) in Buffalo, New York. The NL Bisons are included in the history of the minor-league team of the same name that still plays today; it is thus the only NL team from the 19th century that both still exists and no longer plays in Major League Baseball.

Buffalo Bisons
Years 18791885
Based in Buffalo, New York
A program cover featuring the 1882 Buffalo Bisons
Major league affiliations
Ballpark
Colors

Gold, black
   

Managers
Major league titles
  • National League pennants: 0

Year-by-year recordsEdit

Season Manager Games W L T WP PL GB
1879 John Clapp   79 46 32 1 .590 3rd 10.0
1880 Sam Crane   85 24 58 3 .293 7th 42.0
1881 Jim O'Rourke   83 45 38 0 .542 3rd 10.5
1882 Jim O'Rourke   84 45 39 0 .536 3rd 10.0
1883 Jim O'Rourke   98 52 45 1 .536 5th 10.5
1884 Jim O'Rourke 115 64 47 4 .577 3rd 19.5
1885 Pud Galvin / Jack Chapman 113 38 74 1 .339 7th 49.0

Players of noteEdit

Brouthers, Galvin, O'Rourke, Radbourn, and White are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Highlights and memorable momentsEdit

National Baseball Hall of Fame membersEdit

Name[2] Position Inducted Tenure
Charles Radbourn P 1939 1880
Jim O'Rourke OF 1945 1881–1884
Dan Brouthers 1B 1945 1881–1885
Pud Galvin P 1965 1879–1885
Deacon White 3B/C 2013 1881–1885

See alsoEdit

 
Riverside Park

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1877 Buffalo Statistics".
  2. ^ "Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame." Buffalo Bisons. Retrieved on August 19, 2018.

External linksEdit