The Pittsburgh Pirates would keep their Triple-A affiliation here in Buffalo for 7 full seasons.. most of the time under the impression that this ballpark would soon become their own home. Once it was obvious however that PNC Park was going become a reality, they would move their Triple-A organization on to
Calgary's
Burns Stadium in 1995. In their 7 seasons here, the Pirates would produce 5 future All-Stars including 6 time All-Star Moises Alou (5 HR .273) who would hit 38 HR for the Houston Astros in 1998 and 39 HR for the Chicago Cubs in 2004 as well as hit an incredible .355 for the Astros in 2000 with 30 HR and 114 RBI's yet never winning an MVP award. 2 time All-Star Rick Reed (5-2, 1.64 in 1988; 9-8, 3.72 in 1989; 7-4, 3.66 in 1990; 14-4, 2.14 in 1991) would spend parts of 4 years here before becoming a two time All-Star pitcher for the Mets (16-11, 3.48 in 1998; 11-5, 4.11 in 2000). Joining Rick in the rotation was future All-Star knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (10-3, 3.06) who would go on to twice win 17 games for the Red Sox. Speedsters Tony Womack (who stole 41 bases here in 1994) and Carlos Garcia (30 SB, .266 in 1991; 21 SB, .303 in 1992) were on the move and on their way to All-Star careers.