8/16: Mystery Ball Night
Join us at Coca-Cola Field on Tuesday, August 16 as the Bisons take on the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m. On this special night, the team will hold the 9th Annual Mystery Ball Event, presented by Beechwood Continuing Care with proceeds to benefit Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and you'll want to get here early to be a part of all the fun! Along with getting a 'Mystery Ball' autographed by one of our great participants, you can also bid on fantastic Silent Auction items and get an autograph from seven-time gold glove winner and former Blue Jays All-star, Devon White!
CLICK HERE for your Mystery Ball Tickets.
The 'Mystery Ball' explained
Over the last year, we've collected over 500 autographed baseballs from the biggest names. Of course, some you'd expect to see on a baseball, like Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion and Roberto Alomar
Others, like Jack Eichel, Tyrod Taylor, Arnold Palmer, and John Travolta, not so much.
Ah, the beauty of the Mystery Ball! When you purchase a Mystery Ball ticket inside Coca-Cola Field, it can be redeemed for a gift-wrapped baseball from any one of our great participants. Who you get, for now, remains a mystery!!!
Mystery Ball Format
To ensure that as many fans as possible can take part in the popular Mystery Ball event, the event will follow the same format in 2016 as last year. Mystery Ball tickets will be sold at the OAK ST. GATE ONLY, which will open at the same time as all other gates at 6:00 p.m. Fans can line up early at the Oak St. gate if desired. At 6:00 p.m., fans with game tickets can enter though the Oak St. gate, and once inside, they will be given the opportunity to purchase one (1) Mystery Ball Ticket for a $20 donation to the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation/Wedge Foundation. Fans can then redeem that ticket for a gift-wrapped autographed baseball at the Mystery Ball table in the Washington St. cube of the concourse at any time.
See below for a COMPLETE LIST of autograph participants.
The Trading Station
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...The Bisons Mystery Ball Trading Station will be back up and running. Did the person next to you just unwrap the Robert Redford baseball you were hoping for. Maybe they have a soft spot in their heart for former Bisons pitcher R.A. Dickey. Time to offer e a trade and see if you can make a deal. Maybe all you'll need to do is throw in a hot dog or some French fries!
The Mystery Ball Trading Station will be set up near the Washington St. Gate in case you want to make a quick trade of your mystery ball.
50/50, Silent Auctions
The Mystery Ball Event will also feature a 50/50 Raffle as well as a Silent Auction to benefit WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse. Check out some of the special packages that will be up for auction below. More will be added as this year's date approaches!
Jose Bautista Autographed Blue Jays Jersey
Autographed jersey from Blue Jays slugger, Jose Bautista
Garth Brooks Baseball
Autographed baseball from Country music legend, Garth Brooks!
Chris Colabello Autographed Spikes & Baseball
Autographed spikes from Colabello's first game with the Bisons this season.
Sabres Scoring Line
Autographed baseballs from Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart & Ryan O'Reilly
Autographed Marcus Stroman Bobblehead
A Bisons Marcus Stroman Bobblehead autographed by Stroman himself.
2017 Bisons Bat Boy/Bat Girl
Certificate good for an April/May 2017 game plus four (4) Bisons tickets for game chosen.
Complete Mystery Ball List
We'll be adding more and more names as the date nears. Along with the entire Bisons team, there will be autographed baseballs from...
Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin, Josh Donaldson, Troy Toluwitzki, Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman, Roberto Osuna, Kevin Pillar, Marco Estrada, Ryan Goins, Devon Travis, R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole
Blue Jays Legends: Roberto Alomar, Carlos Delgado, Jesse Barfield, Devon White, Maicer Izturis
MLB Stars: Past, Present & Future: Tom Seaver, Bob Kipper, Darryl Strawberry, Felix Hernandez, Victor Martinez, Ryne Sandberg, Tim Raines, Prince Fielder, Joe Torre, Joe Girardi, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Jose Altuve, Blake Snell, Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, J.P. Crawford, Byron Buxton, Byung Ho Park, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, Jesse Winker, Nelson Cruz, Brandon Moss, Matt Harvey, Nick Swisher, Sean Casey, Kyle Seager, Alex Gordon, Rich Gedman, Delino DeShields, Lloyd McClendon, Leon "Bull" Durham, Matt Hague, Mike Mordecai, Munenori Kawasaki, Daniel Norris, Randy Wolf, Edward Mujica, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Drew Storen, David Aardsma, Wade LeBlanc, Chad Jenkins, Arnold Leon, Patrick McCoy, Joel Skinner,
Buffalo Bills Past & Present: Rex Ryan, Andre Reed, Tyrod Taylor, Richie Incognito, Jerome Felton, Booker Edgerson, Ed Rutkowski, Lou Piccone
Buffalo Sabres Past & Present: Rene Robert, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Ryan O'Reilly, Zemgus Girgensons, Rick Vaive
Hockey Stars Past, Present & Future: Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Matthew Tkachuk, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Tiger Williams, Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, Darcy Tucker
Big Sports Names: Arnold Palmer, Nick Saban, Mike Krzyzewski, Doc Rivers, Ernie DiGregorio
Show Biz Stars: John Travolta, Dick Enberg, Lester Holt, Brad Paisley, Mark Schlereth, Eric Bischoff, Nasty Boys Sags & Knobs, Randy Poffo, Steve Messler, Mark Kelly