Coca-Cola Field

aka Pilot Field
Dunn Tire Park
North Americare Pk
Downtown Ballpark

Buffalo New York

Home of the
Buffalo Bison

International League
(Triple-A)
1.24 million through the gate would go down in history as the most fans ever to attend a single season Minor League franchise… a record which still stands today (with nobody really coming close since). Again, the Bisons outdrew three Major League teams with the Montreal Expos, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians all posting lower attendance records (It is a good thing that the Bisons were still 2 years away from becoming an Indians franchise, since the Triple-A Bisons would have easily outdrawn their Major League parent club). Now finally in the playoffs, the Bisons seemed unstoppable winning game one and game two against the Denver Zephyrs. With only one more win needed to take their first trophy home to Coca-Cola Field, the Bisons headed to Denver’s Mile High Stadium. Back at home the Zephyrs used the thin air and home field advantage to rout the Bisons 8-3 making the series 2-1 Buffalo. Hoping to make up for it in Game 4, the Bisons found themselves in the 8th inning, still not having gotten their first hit yet. The Zephyrs were leading by a blowout 9-0 score. Now in the top of the 9th, the Bisons finally got on base, and the no-hitter was over. They then scored a run making it 9-1. Then it was 9-2, then 9-4, then 9-6 with loaded bases. In just 2 outs, the game went from a possible 9-0 no-hitter... to having the winning run up at the plate. Now batting with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 9th with the winning run at the plate… was Greg Tubbs. Tubbs got one over the plate and swung hard... it was a line drive and it was deep! It didn't clear the fence but it was in play and nobody could get to it.  The 7th run scored… the 8th run scored!… the tying run Greg Edge then came around third and headed home, with the ball coming into the catcher, at the same time. Umpire Scott Potter put his eyes on the bang bang play which was so close it could have gone to either side. Edge slid across home, the catcher made that tag and Umpire Scott Potter