Racial tensions and people being treated like second class citizens had reached their peak here in Buffalo not long after the Bison's move to the Rockpile and sadly ... that violence spilled into War Memorial Stadium and even into the clubhouse. The American Association's Triple-A Bisons team was sent fleeing to a little New York Penn League park in Niagara Falls (Sal Maglie Stadium) where they would play all of their night games for the next few years. This couldn't be happening at a worse time as Buffalo was trying to qualify for a Major League franchise (which of course didn't happen). Before long, the Bisons franchise dating back to the 1880's moved to Winnipeg bringing what was once one of the most successful franchises in Triple-A history to very sad end.