Baseball legends are born in October. There can be a new hero on any one pitch. It’s why we love the playoffs. It’s why we cheer for teams from New York, San Francisco, Texas and Philadelphia.
But if you’re looking for a reason to align yourself with one of the eight teams vying for a World Series Championship this year, you need to look no further than your own backyard. Eight former Buffalo Bisons will take part in October’s action and many of them are vital pieces to their team’s championship hopes.
But which player might help push their big league club to a championship? Their careers in Buffalo may offer a clue to the team that will win it all.
MLB PLAYER PAGE (with Bisons)
Chad Durbin, Phillies, (’03-04)
Ben Francisco, Phillies, (’05-08)
Cliff Lee, Rangers, (’02-03,07)
Brandon Phillips, Reds, (’02-05)
CC Sabathia, Yankees, (’06)
Kelly Shoppach, Rays, (’06)
Jim Thome, Twins, (’98)
Wilson Valdez, Phillies, (’09)