8/27: Mystery Ball Night
Join us at Coca-Cola Field on Thursday, August 27 as the Bisons take on the Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. On this special night, the team will hold the 8th Annual Mystery Ball Event, presented by Beechwood Continuing Care with proceeds to benefit the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation/Eric & Kate Wedge Foundation.
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!
For Mystery Ball regulars, please note the NEW FORMAT for 2015 below.
The 'Mystery Ball' explained
For 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, Marcus Stroman, Matt Harvey and Roberto Alomar.
Others, like Sammy Watkins, Zac Efron, Arnold Palmer, and Adam Sandler, 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!!!
NEW FORMAT FOR 2015!!! To ensure that as many fans as possible can take part in the popular Mystery Ball event, the event has adopted a new format for 2015. 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.
Devon White Autograph Signing
There will be no mystery as to one autograph you can get on Thursday, August 27! Former Blue Jays great DEVON WHITE will be at Coca-Cola Field to sign autgraphs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (one autograph per person).
'Devo' is a three-time World Series champion, including two titles with the Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993. White also won SEVEN Gold Gloves (five with Toronto) and was named to the All Star team with three different teams!
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.
The Mystery Ball Event will also feature a Silent Auction to benefit the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation/Wedge Foundation, featuring special packages of autographed baseballs or other unique autographed sports memorabilia! There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Wedge Foundation
Munenori Kawasaki Pack
Autographed baseball, game-worn hat and game-used bat from Muni!
Blue Jays Power Pack
Autographed baseballs from Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson as well as four (4) 100 level tickets to the Blue Jays home game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, September 18.
Garth Brooks Baseball
Autographed baseball from Country music legend, Garth Brooks!
Mark Teixeira Pack
Autographed baseball and game-worn cleat from NY Yankees first baseman, Mark Teixeira!
Jacoby Ellsbury Autographed Bat
Autographed baseball bat from NY Yankees outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury!
Second Basemen's Pack
Autographed baseballs from Toronto Blue Jays Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg and Houston Astros All-Star Jose Altuve!
2016 Bisons Bat Boy/Bat Girl
Certificate good for an April/May 2016 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: John Gibbons, R.A. Dickey, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin, Josh Donaldson, Mark Buehrle, Drew Hutchison, Devon Travis, Marcus Stroman, Kevin Pillar, Aaron Sanchez, Ryan Goins, Dioner Navarro, Marco Estrada, Brett Cecil, Justin Smoak, Liam Hendriks, Aaron Loup, Michael Saunders, Maicer Izturis
Blue Jays Legends: Cito Gaston, Roberto Alomar, Fred McGriff, Cecil Fielder, Mookie Wilson, Kelly Gruber
MLB Stars: Past & Present: Jose Reyes, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey, Darryl Strawberry, Felix Hernandez, Tom Seaver, Kenny Lofton, Daniel Norris, Tim Raines, Gerritt Cole, Denny McLain, CC Sabathia, Brett Lawrie, Stephen Strasburg, Jenrry Mejia, Dallas Keuchel, Jose Altuve, Brad Boxberger, Evan Longoria, Lorenzo Cain, Chris Archer, Alex Rios, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wade Davis, Ian Kinsler, Salvador Perez, Melky Cabrera, Jeff Samardzija, Jose Abreu, Kyle Seager, Joe Girardi, Michael Pineda, Eric Hosmer, Nelson Cruz, Taijuan Walker, Fernando Rodney, Mike Zunino, Hisashi Iwakuma, Carlos Carrasco, David Murphy, Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana, Cody Allen, Michael Bourn, Mike Aviles, Eric Wedge, Aaron Boone, Felix Doubront, Rob Rasmussen, Mike Mordecai, Jeff Manto, Torey Lovullo
Buffalo Bills Past & Present: Rex Ryan, Andre Reed, Jerry Hughes, Marcell Dareus, Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson, Charles Clay, Kyle Williams, Stephon Gilmore, Percy Harvin, Nigel Bradham, Matt Cassel, Scott Norwood
Buffalo Sabres Past & Present: Gilbert Perreault, Danny Gare, Rene Robert, Sam Reinhart
Big Sports Names: Arnold Palmer, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Mike Krzyzewski, Landon Donovan, Pete Carroll, John Daly, Jim Harbaugh, Torrey Smith
Show Biz Stars: John Travolta, Guy Fieri, Zac Efron, Darius Rucker, Adam Sandler