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Happy Hour History: “An Evening of Buffalo Baseball Storytelling”

04/05 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of storytelling about the history of baseball in the Queen City. Join a series of speakers for this retrospective look into Buffalo’s baseball teams, players and ballparks. Speakers include baseball historian Paul Langendorfer and Brian Martin, co-founder of the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research and a member of the selection committee for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as author James Overfield and Mike Billoni, former general manager of the Buffalo Bisons.

Admission is $5 (free for members), and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Featured speakers and their topics:

Paul Langendorfer:

“The First Baseball Game in Buffalo under the New York Rules” and “Buried in Buffalo:

Jimmy Collins, Buffalo’s Hometown Baseball Icon”

Brian “Chip” Martin:

“Pud Galvin- Buffalo’s National League Hall of Famer”

James Overfield:

“Buffalo’s Memorable Opening Days”

Mike Billoni:

“Building the Downtown Ballpark”

Billoni, author of ” The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball,” has donated an autographed copy of the book and four Buffalo Bisons tickets as a door prize.


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