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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Perfection

   July 6, 1967 -- Stan Bahnsen had already pitched in the major leagues when he faced the Buffalo Bisons for the Syracuse Chiefs in 1967. In fact, he struck out the side against Boston the previous year.

   But he took a step forward on this day. Bahnsen pitched a perfect game for seven innings as the Chiefs blanked the Bisons.

   Bahnsen went on to a decent career. He was 17-12 in 1968 and won rookie of the year honors in the American League. The right-handed retired the first 23 batters of a game for the White Sox against Minnesota in 1974. He finished with a career record of 146-149.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.