By Mike Harrington
I'll be joining Dave Roberts and Ernie Young tonight in the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame, and be sure to read my column in today's editions about my top memories on the Bisons/MLB beat the last 20 years.
I also wrote a story today about Young's memories of Buffalo and Sunday's Inside Baseball column featured a chat with Roberts on his famous stolen base with the Red Sox in 2004.
Want even more reading material? Jerry Sullivan wrote this column on Young after the 2000 Olympic gold medal game in Australia, four years before he joined the Bisons.
As for my memories list, here's a look back to the stories I produced on the scene at each of the moments in the article:
1. Yankees-Arizona World Series Game 7 in 2001 -- Luis Gonzalez's game-winner.
4. 2004 IL finals Game Four -- Bisons win title at home
5. 2007 Cleveland Indians -- A feature heading into the postseason
6. 1998 Bisons clincher -- Game Five in Durham
8. 2008 All-Star Game -- A web-only version filed at 3 a.m.
9. 2011 World Series Game Six -- Some scorebook pencils bit the dust in the 10th when the Cardinals tied it again.
10. 1995 ALDS Game One -- Ex-Bison Tony Pena sends us home at 2:08 a.m.
What didn't make my cut? Some pretty good ones.
There was Jeff Manto's three-homer game in 1997, the Bisons' 19-inning loss to Scranton in Game Five of the IL semifinals two nights before 9/11, Roger Clemens' one-hitter at Seattle in the 2000 ALCS, the opener at new Yankee Stadium in 2009, Stephen Strasburg's visit to Buffalo in 2011 and my chat with Hall of Famer Bob Feller during Strasburg's outing in Cleveland two weeks later, and last year's Triple-A All-Star Game in Buffalo.
(Bartolo Colon's no-hitter here in 1997 is not on any list because I was off that night, although I was in the ballpark to witness it.)
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