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…

When the Bisons flew the coop

When the Bisons flew the coop

About 300 feet back stood three guys who were elsewhere three weeks earlier, drawn by the great sucking sound of Buffalo’s entire outfield being called across the border, the Herd in the midst of a playoff run, Toronto an also-ran…

The Other Powerball

In for its seventh year, second to only one other Cataract inter-city ballclub, the team has lit up the New York Collegiate Baseball League with a 10-run inning and a six-homer game, which it lost…

Journey to Planet Durham

Both collide and have to be carried off the field. Next batter hit by pitch, also injured. Steve Geltz of Niagara County and UB comes in to pitch for Durham, strikes out four batters, then is hit by line drive. Lip-read his argument to stay in, telling manager it’s his shoe, not his foot, or something that begins with “F.” Strikes out last batter to end game…