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Triple-A All-Star tidbits

Bisons public relations guru Brad Bisbing provides the following nuggets related to Friday's announcement that the Bisons will host the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game:

--Buffalo has had more participants (55) than any other team in the game's 23-year history. The Bisons have been represented by 44 players (tied for 1st, Albuquerque), five coaches, two managers, 2 trainers and even two radio broadcasters (Pete Weber, Jim Rosenhaus).

---Seven Bisons managers have served on All-Star staffs with Jeff Datz (1999) and Marty Brown (2005) managing the IL team.

---Famous Bisons alums in the game include Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers Dorn Taylor, Rick Reed, Carlos Garcia and Bill Selby, as well as other names such as Jhonny Peralta, Alex Ramirez, Richie Sexson and Ryan Garko. Taylor and IF/DH Ernie Young are the only players to represent the Bisons twice.

---There have been 72 players in the Triple-A All-Star Game who have played in the major-league version. The most prominent are Derek Jeter, Pedro Martinez, Jim Thome, Todd Helton, Justin Morneau, Chipper Jones, Bernie Williams and Mike Piazza. The 2008 MLB game in Yankee Stadium included 15 Triple-A All-Star alums.

---Mike Harrington



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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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