Buffalo Bisons Schedule
Each year as International League play heats up there is no better place to be than Buffalo,
New York, home of the Buffalo Bisons one of the premiere minor league baseball teams in the country. The Bisons were founded
in 1979 and began as a Double-A team before moving up to Triple-A in 1985 where they have remained to this day. The Bisons
are currently the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays and over their 35 years of existence have
produced several All-Stars and some of the best MLB players of the past few decades. The Bisons are a franchise steeped in
history and have been one of the most successful teams in the International League in recent years.
The Bisons sit at
the top of the International League North standings and will be looking to maintain their lead in the coming months as they
take on some of the best teams in the league. The Bisons have two notable home series against their division rivals the Syracuse
Chiefs coming up. The first will be at Coca-Cola Field from May 30th through June 2nd while the second series takes place
on June 7th and 8th. The two teams are neck and neck in the division standings and if the Bisons can win both of these series
they should be in very good shape going forward. June 20th through 23rd brings another division rival to Coca-Cola Field in
the Rochester Red Wings who are also competing for the top spot in the North division. There are plenty of big home series
coming up including more matchups against the Chiefs and Red Wings as well as against the Toledo Mud Hens, the Columbus Clippers,
the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRider, the Durham Bulls, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the Indianapolis Indians, the Norfolk
Tides, and the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The 2014 Buffalo Bisons are leading the way in the International
League North but will need to close out the rest of the season strongly if they hope to maintain their lead in the division.
The Bisons have thrived behind strong pitching from aces Liam Hendriks and Kyle Drabek and if they can continue the good work
they've been doing the Bisons should be in excellent shape as the season draws to a close. Of course, this is not to mention
the strong hitting from the likes of from the likes of Kevin Pillar and Darin Mastroianni. Once again, manager Gary Allenson
will continue to pull just the right strings to keep the Bisons at an advantage against any team they face.
There is nothing that compares to the long standing tradition of taking in a baseball game. After all, it
is referred to as America's Pastime for a reason. From the smell of the freshly cut grass to the National Anthem bellowing
through the stands and the crack of the bat as a hitter connects with a pitch, to the sight of a ball flying over the outfield
wall and the taste of a fresh hot dogs or Cracker Jacks, attending a baseball game is a a sensory experience like no other
and the memories it produces will last a lifetime. The ultimate family day or night out, a baseball game is the perfect bonding
experience whether seeing the game with family, co-workers, or friends. As the pitches and innings progress everyone in attendance
can sense the intensity pick up as every pitch, base runner, and run begin to increase in significance. When the seventh inning
stretch finally rolls around a respite from the action is welcome just to relax the nerves and enjoy a traditional song before
getting right back to all the excitement for the final two and a half innings. As you file out of the stadium after the last
out you likely will already be wanting to start making plans for your next visit to the ballpark.
The Buffalo Bisons play in the Triple A International League which operates in the eastern United
States. The International League boasts a proud tradition that dates all the way back to 1886 when the Ontario and New York
State leagues merged. The following year the Eastern League joined the International League and since then it has been one
of the premiere minor league baseball leagues in the country. A postseason tournament involving the winners of the three divisions
along with one wildcard team is held at the end of each season and the winner takes home the Governors' Cup.
Major League Baseball superstars got their start playing for the Buffalo Bisons including Manny Ramirez, Milton Bradley, R.A.
Dickey, Coco Crisp, Tim Wakefield, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Bartolo Colon, Brian Giles, and more. The name Buffalo Bills dates all
the way back to the late 1800's when the Buffalo Bisons were a Major League team that played in the National League from 1879