|Coca-Cola Park in 2010, home of the Buffalo Bisons. The park opened in 1988 as Pilot Field. (G21D Photo)|
1 - Dann Bilardello, Respect the Game
Dann Bilardello stuck with it, and he returned to the majors.
2 - Hugh Kemp, Lessons Learned
Lessons learned from his father helped get Hugh Kemp a step away from the majors.
1990 Buffalo Bisons (27)
1 - Stan Belinda, No Comparison
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Stan Belinda played in two more seasons.
2 - Dann Bilardello, Big Moment
Dann Bilardello hit his first major league home run off Tom Seaver. He ended up hitting 18 over eight major league seasons.
3 - Jackie Brown, Eyes Open
Jackie Brown came in with his eyes open, coached in the majors for three teams.
4 - Kevin Burdick, Crushed Everything
Kevin Burdick took a foul ball off his face - while sitting in the dugout. He never made the majors.
5 - Steve Carter, Felt Good
Steve Carter homered in his sixth major league game. He had hit three total to that point in the minors.
6 - Wes Chamberlain, Played Hard
Wes Chamberlain went out, had fun and played hard. He did so for six major league seasons.
7 - Terry Collins, Life in Baseball
Terry Collins has spent his life in baseball. He never made the majors as a player, but made the bigs three times as manager.
8 - Jeff Cook, Notable Exception
Jeff Cook needed help for one home run, then hit few others. He never made the bigs.
9 - Gordon Dillard, Reasonable Success
Gordon Dillard didn't throw strikes in his major league debut. He only got into seven major league games.
10 - Steve Henderson, His Confidence
Steve Henderson took his philosophy of hitting from playing to coaching.
11 - Mark Huismann, Way to Break in
Mark Huismann endured repeated car troubles to make his major league debut. He also helped the Royals win.
12 - Hugh Kemp, Big Story
Hugh Kemp got credit for 1983 college win, striking out 11. He played eight seasons as a pro, never made the majors.
13 - Steve Kiefer, Everything Hit
Steve Kiefer played in six major league seasons, his last was hit by calamity.
14 - Scott Little, Each Chance
Scott Little took each chance as it came. His major league chances were limited to three games.
15 - Scott Medvin, Best Shot
Scott Medvin had enough bulldog in him to make the majors in three seasons with the Pirates and Mariners.
16 - Orlando Merced, Pain and Gain
Orlando Merced looked forward to the 1991 playoffs with the Pirates. He played in 13 major league seasons.
17 - Armando Moreno, One Game
Armando Moreno made the majors for one game. He never played and he never got back.
18 - Vicente Palacios, He Did
Vicente Palacios was called unbelievable in a 1988 game. He played in eight major league seasons.
19 - Tom Prince, Clean Hit
Tom Prince took a clean hit in 1995. It sent him to the hospital. He played two decades and later managed.
20 - Rick Reed, Another Chance
Rick Reed earned another chance at the majors late in his career. He played in 15 major league seasons.
21 - Jeff Richardson, Family Man
Jeff Richardson made his decision based on his family, that his 10-year career, three major league seasons was at its end.
22 - Mark Ross, Got to Stay
Mark Ross overcame expectations to return to the Pirates in 1990. It was the end of a six-season major league career.
23 - Mark Ryal, Been Around
Mark Ryal could sit and stay ready. It was a role he'd proven to be good at.
24 - Danny Sheaffer, Uniform to Wear
Danny Sheaffer just wanted a uniform to put on. He did so in seven major league seasons.
25 - Tommy Shields, The Point
Tommy Shields was beyond excited after making the majors in 1993. He stayed 20 games and he never got back.
26 - Dorn Taylor, As Good
Dorn Taylor's first major league win felt almost as good as when he got called up.
27 - Mike York, New Start
Mike York dried out, swore off alcohol and made it to the major leagues.