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8/22 -Mystery Ball Night

Which autograph will you get? It's a mystery!

Join us at Coca-Cola Field on Wednesday, August 22 as the Bisons take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (*NEW TIME 6:00 p.m.). On this special night, the team will hold the 11th Annual Mystery Ball Event to benefit the Hillside Family of Agencies.

Gates open at (NEW TIME) *5:30 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.

*Please note: Because of the suspension of Tuesday's nights game between the Bisons and RailRiders, Wednesday's single-admission 'doubleheader' has been moved to 6pm with gates (including the 'Mystery Ball' Oak St. Gate) opening at 5:30 p.m.

The teams will conclude their suspended game (1-1, bot. 9th). The teams will then play a full nine-inning game starting no earlier than the scheduled 7:05 p.m. (If game one does run long, game two would start 30 minutes after the conclusion of that contest).

Because it is a 'single-admission' DH, you only need one ticket for both games. ALL EXISTING GAME TICKETS ARE STILL GOOD for Wednesday's nights games at Coca-Cola Field.

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 Josh Donaldson, Aaron Judge, Tom Seaver and Roberto Alomar

Others, like Jack Eichel, Jordan Poyer and Jay Leno, 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!!!

2018 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 2018 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 5:30 p.m. Fans can line up early at the Oak St. gate if desired.

At 5:30 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 Hillside Family of Agencies. Fans can then redeem that ticket for a gift-wrapped autographed baseball at the Mystery Ball table by Section 104 on the main level of the concourse at any time.

Pro Tip

Don't forget about the 'Trading Station' at One Celery Place during the game. Find another Mystery Ball fan and make a deal!

Mystery Ball Silent Auction Items

Take the 'mystery' out of this year's Mystery Ball event!

The Bisons will also have several amazing silent auction items available for you to bid on. As with everything on this night, proceeds benefit the Hillside Family of Agencies.

  • Vladimir Guerrero signed Bisons jerseys
  • Fergie Jenkins signed Bisons jersey
  • Josh Allen signed football
  • Jason Pominville Signed Stick and 4 Sabres Tickets to 1 game
  • Foursome for Brierwood with a $50 gift certificate to Ilio DiPaolo's
  • 2019 Bat Boy/Girl Certificate with a Bisons 2018 Opening Day team signed baseball

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 -Past & Present

Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Justin Smoak, Marco Estrada, Curtis Granderson, Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin, Devon Travis, Teoscar Hernandez, Ryan Borucki, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Yangerivs Solarte, Danny Barnes, Ryan Tepera, Joe Biagini, Roberto Osuna, Troy Tulowitzki, Kendrys Morales, Luis Santos, Jake Petricka

Baseball Stars -Past & Present

Vlad Guerrero Jr., Aaron Judge, Tom Seaver, Luis Severino, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, Carlos Delgado, Tim Raines, Andy Pettitte, Darryl Strawberry, Yoan Moncada, Bradley Zimmer, Clint Frazier, Jesse Barfield, Pat Hentgen, Lloyd Moseby, Tony Fernandez, Joe Torre, Jose Bautista, David Price, Willie Randolph, Charlie Hayes, Tony Pena, Byron Buxton, Bobby Grich, Steve Pearce, Angel Perdomo, Connor Greene, Carlos Ramirez, Ian Parmley, Andy Burns, Chris Colabello, Matt Hague, Jason Cooper, Jeff Manto, Brian Graham, Gary Allenson, Richie Hebner, Dusty Wathan, Terry Collins, Bud Black, Steve Karsay, Casey Lawrence, Mike Ohlman

Buffalo Sabres & Hockey Stars

Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin, Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Ristolainen, Danny Gare, Rene Robert, Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, Wendel Clark, Brent Burns, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Ryan O'Reilly, Lindy Ruff

Football Stars

Jim Kelly, Thruman Thomas, Jordan Poyer, Sean McDermott, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennett, Steve Christie, Richard Sherman, Marcel Dareus, Mike Tomlin, Dan Quinn

Personalities & Star Names

Christian Laettner, Jerry Springer, Jay Leno, Chris Berman, Thomas Rhett, William Fichtner, John O'Hurley, Steve Hytner, Larry 'Soup Nazi' Thomas, Rick Pitino, Jay Wright


*Please Note: We are very appreciative of the many athletes, stars and personalities that participate in this great night. However, we do not require anyone to provide a certificate of authenticity when sending baseballs back to us. Therefore, we cannot provide that certificate for any baseball that's part of the Mystery Ball event.