On the mound, Donald Taylor returned from his 10-8, 2.58 season in 1989 to go 14-6, 2.91. Despite the excellent season, Taylor would retire at season’s end. Rick Reed returned as well going 7-4, 3.46 and Vincente Palacios was 13-7 with a 3.43 ERA. All-Star pitcher Jerry Reuss also played in 14 games putting up a 4-4, 3.52 record at the age of 41. Stan Belinda was excellent as well going 3-1-5 sv with a 1.90 ERA.  Together the 1990 team tied for 1st place with the Nashville Sounds. A one game playoff ensued to decide the final winner of the division and 21,050 fans showed up to cheer the Bisons on. They would need to cheer and cheer some more and continue cheering well into the night as neither team was willing to give up their battle to the post season. 43 players and 18 innings into the game, Nashville’s Chris Jones scored the final run… a double which won the ballgame for the Sounds. So close yet so far. 1,174,000 people came to see the Bison’s run  for the post-season which averaged out to 16,500 fans per game, 24th in North America which beat out the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.