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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Strikeout king

   August 18, 2010 -- Having a minor league record is good news, not great news. After all, no one wants to stay with a minor league team long enough to set a new standard, but it is a sign that a player is succeeding.

   That was the case of Dillon Gee, who entered the Buffalo Bisons' record book on this day.

   Gee recorded his 138th strikeout in a home game against Rochester. It broke the old mark of 137 set by Vicente Palacios in 1990.

   Gee didn't have a particularly good outing,lasting less than six innings in the game.

   "I've got to focus on that because my job is to go out there and pitch good games and I didn't do it tonight," he said. "So that's what I'm going to be thinking about."

   But his team did get a win. Mike Cervenak sent the fans home happy with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give Buffalo a 7-6 win.

--- 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.

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