Base Paths and Masters Field

Courtesy of the Niagara Gazette Dear Mainland Fans – Fifty years of history lines our gridiron here today. Players, cheerleaders, coaches, anyone who’s ever had anything to do with Grand Island High School football will assemble, as many as they can, to say hail and farewell to Masters Field. For fifty years Viking athletes (no […]

Bat, Ball and Bible

He’s not kidding, folks. On Aug. 6, 1893, the Buffalo Bisons sought to avoid prosecution by playing a Sunday game on virtually uninhabited Grand Island, transporting the fandom by steamship. There weren’t enough spectators to today fill a No. 40 bus and while the Herd beat Binghamton, 12-4, it lost a bundle; for baseball on Grand Island, it was one and done…

Book review: The Diamond Deception

It appears as if a couple of unscrupulous club owners (is that redundant?) employ their deviously-acquired Arizona Sidewinders (one of several nifty turns of nomenclature) as a means of distributing their addictive poisons to the likes of Philadelphia, St. Louis and New York, blackmailing troubled players as couriers…