Managers of the Buffalo Bisons

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Buffalo Bisons organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

"Short and stocky, he (Pud Galvin) was a tireless worker with a deceptive pick-off move. He also excelled as a fielder and hitter." - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Buffalo Bisons

Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB
1879

n/a

John Clapp

46 32 .590 3 rd 10
1880

n/a

Sam Crane

24 58 .293 7 th 42
1881

n/a

Jim O'Rourke

45 38 .542 3 rd 10½
1882

n/a

45 39 .563 3 rd 10
1883

n/a

52 45 .536 5 th 10½
1884

n/a

64 47 .577 3 rd 19½
1885

n/a

Pud Galvin

7 17 .292 7 th 49

n/a

Jack Chapman

31 57 .352

Buffalo Bisons Managers & Finishes



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Trivia alert: Did you know that the franchise played their last game on October 7, 1885? Twelve fans were in attendance, Dupee Shaw of Providence won both ends of the doubleheader , and game two was a five inning no-hitter .

Prior to 1879 this franchise played in the International Association. In 1878 they won the pennant, behind the arm of Pud Galvin and the bat of Dan Brouthers , and were admitted into the National League the following season.

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