Former Bison Minarcin passes away

Pitcher won 16 games for 1951 Bisons

By Buffalo Bisons | October 18, 2013 10:48 AM ET

The Buffalo Bisons organization was saddened to learn about the passing of former Bisons pitcher Rudy Minarcin.

Minarcin pitched five seasons in the International League (1951, 1954, 1956, 1958-59) with his best season coming in Buffalo. For the 1951 Bisons, the righty was 16-12 with a 3.20 ERA in 33 games. That season, he made 31 starts and tossed an amazing 17 complete games.

Minarcin also appeared in three seasons in the Major Leagues, 1955-1957, winning five games for the Cincinnati Redlegs in 1955. That year, he was a teammate of future Bisons manager, third baseman Rocky Bridges.

Minarcin passed away on October 15 in Cabot, PA at the age of 83.


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