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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Doc Edwards

(Born December 10, 1936) -- It’s no surprise that Doc Edwards spent part of his baseball career in Buffalo. After all, he’s spent the other parts of his career practically everywhere else.

Apparently, Edwards was determined to see the world after he was born in Red Jacket, West Virginia. The town is named after the Native leader who is buried in Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo.

Edwards, who was a Navy media and thus earned the nickname of Doc, arrived in the majors in 1962 after an apprenticeship. He played withe Indians, Athletics and Yankees in the next four years.

After finishing as a player, Edwards moved into the managerial ranks in 1973. He led the Indians from 1987-89. His next stop was in Buffalo in 1993, as he led the Bisons for two seasons. Doc couldn’t get the Bisons above .500.

Edwards still isn’t done managing. He’s worked in San Angelo of the North American League for the past seven years. Edwards has been a consistent winner.

--- 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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