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Bisons in Cooperstown

Bisons in Coopestown

Baseball Hall of fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame


The Buffalo Bisons are well represented in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Since 1937, a total of 20 former Bisons players, managers or coaches have been forever enshrined among baseball's elite. This summer, former Indians slugger, who made an MLB injury rehabilitation appearance with the Bisons in 1998, will be the 21st former Bison to be inducted!

CLICK HERE - Full release on Jim Thome's election into the Hall of Fame

The group already in the Hall includes names like Pud Galvin, Ferguson Jenkins, Johnny Bench and Joe McCarthy. In fact, in eight of the nine decades from the 1880s to the 1960s, Bisons fans have been able to watch a future member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And when Jim Thome is inducted, over 6% of all the members of Cooperstown will have worn a Bisons uniform during their careers.

Below are the plaques for all 20 former Bisons in Cooperstown (we'll add Jim Thome's when it is revealed). Click on the pictures below to bring up a pop up window with an enlarged version of their Hall of Fame plaque.

 

Connie Mack

Connie Mack

Inducted: 1937
Bisons: 1890

 

Charles Radbourn

Charles Radbourne

Inducted: 1939
Bisons: 1880

 

James Collins

Jimmy Collins

Inducted: 1945
Bisons: 1893-94

 

James O'Rouke

Jim O'Rourke

Inducted: 1945
Bisons: 1881-84

 

Dan Brouthers

Dan Brouthers

Inducted: 1945
Bisons: 1881-85

 

Joe Tinker

Joe Tinker

Inducted: 1946
Bisons: 1930

 

Herb Pennock

Herb Pennock

Inducted: 1948
Bisons: 1916

 

Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey

Inducted: 1954
Bisons: 1928

 

Gabby Hartnett

Gabby Hartnett

Inducted: 1955
Bisons: 1946

 

Ray Schalk

Ray Schalk

Inducted: 1955
Bisons: 1932-37;50

 

Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy

Inducted: 1957
Bisons: 1914-15

 

John Montgomery Ward

John Ward

Inducted: 1964
Bisons: 1877

 

Pud Galvin

Pud Galvin

Inducted: 1965
Bisons: 1878-85;94

 

Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau

Inducted: 1970
Bisons: 1939

 

Bucky Harris

Bucky Harris

Inducted: 1975
Bisons: 1918-19;44-45

 

Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench

Inducted: 1989
Bisons: 1966-67

 

Ferguson Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins

Inducted: 1991
Bisons: 1962

 

Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

Inducted: 1996
Bisons: 1953;55

 

Frank Grant

Frank Grant

Inducted: 2006
Bisons: 1886-88

 

Deacon White

Deacon White

Inducted: 2012
Bisons: 1881-85;90