List of Buffalo Bisons managers

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The Bisons' longest-running manager, Jim O'Rourke

The Buffalo Bisons were a Major League Baseball team that was based in Buffalo, New York. They played in the National League from 1879 through 1885.[1] During their time as a Major League team, the Bisons employed five different managers.[2] The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[3][4]

Table key[edit]

#
A running total of the number of Metropolitans' managers. Any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
G
Number of regular season games managed; may not equal sum of wins and losses due to tie games
W
Number of regular season wins in games managed
L
Number of regular season losses in games managed
WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
LC
League Championships: number of League Championships, or pennants, achieved by the manager
WS
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager

Managers[edit]

# Manager Seasons G W L WPct PA PW PL LC WS Ref
1 Clapp, JohnJohn Clapp 1879 79 46 32 .590 [5]
2 Crane, SamSam Crane 1880 84 24 58 .293 [6]
3 O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 18811884 380 206 169 .549 [7]
4 Galvin, PudPud Galvin 1885 24 7 17 .292 [8]
5 Chapman, JackJack Chapman 1885 88 31 57 .352 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo Bisons Team History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Buffalo Bisons Managers". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manager: Definition | Dictionary.com". Dictionary.Reference.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  4. ^ Dickson, P. (2009). The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition ed.). W.W. Norton & Co. p. 530. ISBN 978-0-393-06681-4. 
  5. ^ "John Clapp". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sam Crane". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Jim O'Rourke". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pud Galvin". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jack Chapman". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2010.