Buffalo Bisons (NL)
- This article is about the National League baseball franchise, for other teams named Buffalo Bisons see Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation).
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The original Buffalo Bisons baseball club played in the National League between 1879 and 1885. The Bisons played their games at Riverside Park (1879–83) and Olympic Park (1884-85) in Buffalo, New York. The NL Bisons are included in the history of the minor-league team of the same name that still plays today; it is thus the only extant NL team from the 19th century that both still exists and no longer plays in Major League Baseball.
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Players of note
- Dan Brouthers
- Bill Crowley
- Davy Force
- Pud Galvin
- Charley Radbourn
- Jim O'Rourke
- Hardy Richardson
- Jack Rowe
- Deacon White
Brouthers, Galvin, O'Rourke, Radbourn, and White are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Highlights and memorable moments
- 1877: A precursor to the Bisons played an independent schedule, finishing with a 79-28-3 record. The team subsequently joined the National League. 
- 1880: Future Hall of Fame pitcher Charlie Radbourn debuted as a second baseman on May 5
- 1880: Pud Galvin pitched a no-hitter against the Worcester Ruby Legs on Aug. 20
- 1881: 2B Davy Force recorded 12 putouts, seven assists, two unassisted double plays, participated in a triple play, and made just one error in 20 chances in a 12-inning game against Worcester, on September 15.
- 1882: Ireland-born Curry Foley became the first major league player ever to hit for the cycle (including a grand slam), on May 25, and Dan Brouthers led the National League with a .368 batting average
- 1883: Brouthers won his second consecutive NL batting title with a .374 average and Galvin posted 46 wins
- 1884: Brouthers hit triples in four consecutive games, set a season team-record with 14 home runs, and Galvin won 46 games for the second year in a row. Galvin threw another no-hitter, on August 4. The Bisons 18-0 score remains the greatest margin of victory in a no-hitter in Major League history. Two years after Foley, Jim O'Rourke became the fourth player in MLB history to hit for the cycle, on June 16.
- 1885: Brouthers hit .359, ending second in the NL batting race behind Roger Connor (.371)
- Buffalo Bisons all-time roster
- 1879 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1880 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1881 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1882 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1883 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1884 Buffalo Bisons season
- 1885 Buffalo Bisons season
- Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation)
- 19th century National League teams