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Deacon White

Image above: Deacon White. White played for the Buffalo Bisons from 1881-1885, 1890. Courtesy Library of Congress.

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1871-Current (Regular Season). Batting and Pitching.
Buffalo Bisons (NL) 1879-1885, Buffalo Bisons (PL) 1890, Buffalo Buffeds 1914 and Buffalo Blues 1915.



BATTING

Buffalo Bisons
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Brouthers Dan 1885 BFN NL 126.636 5 25.327 38 343 650 0.351
2 Richardson Hardy 1885 BFN NL 90.063 7 12.866 17 324 772 0.292
3 O'Rourke Jim 1884 BFN NL 67.848 4 16.962 8 168 514 0.317
4 White Deacon 1885 BFN NL 56.284 5 11.257 6 264 573 0.301
5 Rowe Jack 1885 BFN NL 53.651 7 7.664 10 279 610 0.289
6 Force Davy 1885 BFN NL 24.398 7 3.485 1 154 454 0.207
7 Foley Curry 1883 BFN NL 20.207 3 6.736 4 80 230 0.278
8 Crowley Bill 1885 BFN NL 18.240 3 6.080 1 86 253 0.264
9 Hornung Joe 1880 BFN NL 16.862 2 8.431 1 80 176 0.266
10 Lillie Jim 1885 BFN NL 15.588 3 5.196 6 112 259 0.235
11 Purcell Blondie 1882 BFN NL 13.142 2 6.571 2 57 138 0.280
12 Shaffer Orator 1883 BFN NL 12.566 1 12.566 0 41 117 0.292
Buffalo Bisons PCL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Hoy Dummy 1890 BFP PL 15.291 1 15.291 1 53 147 0.298
2 Wise Sam 1890 BFP PL 12.640 1 12.640 6 102 148 0.293
3 Mack Connie 1890 BFP PL 10.921 1 10.921 0 53 134 0.266
4 Beecher Ed 1890 BFP PL 9.205 1 9.205 3 90 159 0.297
5 Rowe Jack 1890 BFP PL 8.439 1 8.439 2 76 126 0.250
Buffalo Buffeds and Blues FL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-B YRS PER HR RBI H AVE.
1 Loudon Baldy 1915 BUF FL 20.009 2 10.005 10 111 267 0.297
2 Chase Hal 1915 BUF FL 19.588 2 9.794 20 137 266 0.310
3 Hanford Charlie 1914 BUF FL 17.564 1 17.564 12 90 174 0.291
4 McDonald Tex 1915 BUF FL 8.299 2 4.150 9 71 142 0.283
5 Blair Walter 1915 BUF FL 7.696 2 3.848 2 53 157 0.235


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PITCHING

Buffalo Bisons
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Galvin Pud 1885 BFN NL 102.507 7 14.644 218 179 1 3547.7 2.63
2 Serad Billy 1885 BFN NL 3.688 2 1.844 23 41 0 549.3 4.19
3 McGunnigle Bill 1880 BFN NL 2.218 2 1.109 11 8 0 157.0 2.81
4 Daily Hugh 1882 BFN NL 1.979 1 1.979 15 14 0 255.7 2.99
5 Purcell Blondie 1882 BFN NL 1.359 2 0.680 6 2 0 92.7 3.50
Buffalo Bisons PCL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Haddock George 1890 BFP PL 1.851 1 1.851 9 26 0 290.7 5.76
2 Cunningham Bert 1890 BFP PL 1.524 1 1.524 9 15 0 211.0 5.84
3 Keefe George 1890 BFP PL 0.966 1 0.966 6 16 0 196.0 6.52
4 Twitchell Larry 1890 BFP PL 0.600 1 0.600 5 7 0 104.3 4.57
5 Stafford General 1890 BFP PL 0.578 1 0.578 3 9 0 98.0 5.14
Buffalo Buffeds and Blues FL
Rank Name First LYear LTeam Lg PEVA-P YRS PER W L SV IP ERA
1 Ford Russ 1915 BUF FL 14.482 2 7.241 26 15 6 374.7 2.74
2 Anderson Fred 1915 BUF FL 10.664 2 5.332 32 28 0 500.3 2.81
3 Schulz Al 1915 BUF FL 9.554 2 4.777 30 26 2 480.7 3.18
4 Krapp Gene 1915 BUF FL 8.421 2 4.210 25 33 0 483.7 2.98
5 Bedient Hugh 1915 BUF FL 8.280 1 8.280 16 18 10 269.3 3.17

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    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


Notes: AA = American Association, PCL = Pacific Coast League, FL = Federal League, NA = National Association, PL = Player's League, UA = Union Association, NL = National League, AL = American League. Player PEVA for player with Multiple Teams in one season have been adjusted by percentage of use.

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