Thanks to blue laws, rowdy crowds, a petition, boats across the Niagara River, and a posh Grand Island resort, the Bisons were able to play a game on Grand Island in 1893... and win 12-4!
There's a great historical website for Bisons fans looking to learn even more about our storied franchise in Buffalo: Herd Chronicles.com
The Herd Chronicles features articles from the entire 135-year history of the Bisons, with some unbelievable tales of the team's early days in the National League, the Eastern League and the early years of the International League.
Author Brian Frank has done extensive research on the early days of the Bisons and shares tremendous stories about the team and baseball in the Queen City that are must reads for Buffalo sports fans. Check back here for his the latest posts and stories.
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