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1996 Buffalo Bisons

1996 > Class AAA > 1996 American Association (East)
Overall: 84-60
Scored 723 runs, Allowed 632 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-63

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians-AL
Manager: Brian Graham
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1995 / 1997

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Bruce Aven2431195600120111.667.7271.0001.727901000
2Pat Bryant23277164611100002520.
3Casey Candaele#359442639266122222637352735.311.355.423.77816661332
4Tim Costo27832762522554120828121959.214.268.357.6269070414
5Steve Dunn*269233530035872011248213074.290.355.483.83914532037
6Paul Faries3112145039745981443311033749.247.315.325.64012964932Stats for 3 teams
7Brian Giles*2583366318651001762064104229.314.395.594.98918942136
8Eric Helfand*27903202583154100522034651.209.350.306.65679211328
9Damian Jackson221335214527711615112492474878.257.333.374.70716977860
10Scott Leius3035138123223331417001216.268.341.407.7475042011
11Joe Lis2751167146213480622001819.233.319.411.7306051110
12Tom Marsh3011241939545931611049951658.235.271.357.628141144220
13Geronimo Pena#295122019532611531035002452.313.386.574.96111240012Stats for 2 teams
14Herbert Perry264016115121517153040719.338.375.497.8727502102
15Don Sparks3013758051169151325868225472.295.358.425.7822171421124
16Ryan Thompson2813857454079140264218312521119.259.294.439.733237147241
17Enrique Wilson#223981410000211.500.556.6251.181510000
18Nigel Wilson*261285524828814423630954450117.299.374.558.932269912177
19Tom Wilson25722502082856142930013566.269.390.486.87510146100
19 Players27.8144546948707231330245321636766541456885.273.340.437.77721289962334843
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Brian Anderson*24115.6883.5919190200128.0125575114280852345311.1958.
2Mike Butcher3112.3338.18122500022.03124204130214021152.00012.
3Greg Cadaret*3415.1673.66323900264.05928263292442042741.3758.
4Bartolo Colon23006.0080100015.016101028019002691.6009.61.24.811.42.38
5Reid Cornelius2657.4175.602018200090.010164566491625034221.66710.
6Alan Embree*2641.8003.932001500534.12616151140461051421.1656.80.33.712.13.29
7John Farrell33301.0003.6744000027.0201111270142001061.0006.
8Danny Graves2243.5711.4843032001979.05714131242462013081.0256.
9Benji Grigsby25005.4080400013.1181386403000631.65012.
10James Lewis2696.6005.0121210220120.11347967104907171105301.52110.
11Albie Lopez24102.8333.8717170200104.2905445134008910314441.2427.
12Kent Mercker*2802.0003.9433000016.0117739011301701.2506.
13Chad Ogea2501.0005.2655000025.2271515460201001081.2869.
14Erik Plantenberg*2722.5003.74171700133.23516142140290001481.4559.
15Joe Roa24118.5793.2726240500165.1161666019360826166761.1928.
16Darryl Scott2735.3752.895013000981.061292611244730023231.0496.
17Paul Shuey2532.6000.811901400433.11443192570011210.6903.80.32.415.46.33
18Julian Tavarez23101.0001.2922000014.0102203010100540.9296.
19Bill Wertz2912.3334.711711100028.23216153191222001331.77910.
20Casey Whitten*2434.4298.041210100043.25447398240351032091.78611.
21Jimmy Williams*31123.8004.0435132000113.2116605113450961094961.4169.
21 Players26.38460.5833.97144144133119401252.21198632552126454129355085453421.3198.
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer


Eric Helfand875733453.9926.9816811616%
Tom Wilson663862653.9886.24874810%


Tim Costo5441735139.9988.37
Steve Dunn5238527237.9957.92
Herbert Perry2920919320.9877.86
Scott Leius1492328.9796.79
Don Sparks10817081.0008.80
Geronimo Pena5411051.0008.40Stats for 2 teams
Eric Helfand140011.0004.00


Paul Faries61120153839.9724.48Stats for 3 teams
Casey Candaele5698131537.9794.09
Joe Lis366863224.9853.64
Geronimo Pena316472914.9384.39Stats for 2 teams
Scott Leius10162829.9574.40
Don Sparks37211.9003.00
Tim Costo11410.8335.00
Tom Wilson110001.0001.00


Don Sparks129662501621.9522.45
Paul Faries24216145.9533.42Stats for 3 teams
Herbert Perry73510.8891.14
Geronimo Pena551411.9503.80Stats for 2 teams
Tim Costo42521.7781.75
Joe Lis401010.9092.50
Scott Leius31520.7502.00
Enrique Wilson20210.6671.00
Pat Bryant100000.00
Tom Wilson11120.5002.00


Damian Jackson1312034032984.9544.63
Paul Faries365691323.9804.08Stats for 3 teams
Casey Candaele13154138.9494.31
Geronimo Pena122001.0004.00Stats for 2 teams
Enrique Wilson110001.0001.00
Tom Wilson100000.00


Nigel Wilson650.00
Tom Marsh550.00
Casey Candaele300.00
Pat Bryant70.00
Herbert Perry40.00
Bruce Aven20.00
Tim Costo20.00
Steve Dunn10.00
Scott Leius10.00


Ryan Thompson1360.00
Casey Candaele50.00
Tom Marsh50.00
Bruce Aven10.00


Brian Giles830.00
Tom Marsh520.00
Pat Bryant150.00
Bruce Aven10.00
Tim Costo10.00


Ryan Thompson136317893.9732.39
Tom Marsh1072031130.9862.00
Brian Giles83132520.9861.65
Nigel Wilson65104421.9821.66
Casey Candaele35753001.0002.23
Pat Bryant2245210.9792.14
Herbert Perry450001.0001.25
Bruce Aven370001.0002.33
Tim Costo32010.6670.67
Steve Dunn130001.0003.00
Scott Leius11010.5001.00


Darryl Scott50210001.0000.24
Danny Graves431123021.0000.79
Jimmy Williams3541210.9410.46
Greg Cadaret32514011.0000.59
Joe Roa26242722.9621.96
James Lewis2161410.9520.95
Reid Cornelius205740.7500.60
Alan Embree2012001.0000.15
Brian Anderson1981611.9601.26
Paul Shuey1911001.0000.11
Albie Lopez1761422.9091.18
Erik Plantenberg1703001.0000.18
Bill Wertz1713001.0000.24
Mike Butcher1211001.0000.17
Casey Whitten123622.8180.75
Bartolo Colon823001.0000.63
Benji Grigsby801001.0000.13
Chad Ogea513001.0000.80
John Farrell432011.0001.25
Kent Mercker311001.0000.67
Julian Tavarez223001.0002.50

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Brian Anderson24LL6' 1.0"190Apr 26, 1972Portsmouth, VA, US
Bruce Aven24RR5' 9.0"180Mar 4, 1972Orange, TX, US
Pat Bryant23RR5' 11.0"182Oct 27, 1972Lexington, KY, US
Mike Butcher31RR6' 1.0"200May 10, 1965Davenport, IA, US
Greg Cadaret34LL6' 3.0"200Feb 27, 1962Detroit, MI, US
Casey Candaele35SR5' 9.0"160Jan 12, 1961Lompoc, CA, US
Bartolo Colon23RR5' 11.0"285May 24, 1973Altamira, Puerto Plata, DO
Reid Cornelius26RR6' 0.0"200Jun 2, 1970Thomasville, AL, US
Tim Costo27RR6' 5.0"220Feb 16, 1969Melrose Park, IL, US
Steve Dunn26LL6' 4.0"225Apr 18, 1970Champaign, IL, US
Alan Embree26LL6' 2.0"185Jan 23, 1970The Dalles, OR, US
Paul Faries31RR5' 10.0"165Feb 20, 1965Berkeley, CA, US
John Farrell33RR6' 4.0"210Aug 4, 1962Monmouth Beach, NJ, US
Brian Giles25LL5' 11.0"195Jan 20, 1971El Cajon, CA, US
Danny Graves22RR5' 11.0"200Aug 7, 1973Saigon, VN
Benji Grigsby25RR6' 1.0"190Dec 2, 1970Key West, FL, US
Eric Helfand27LR6' 0.0"195Mar 25, 1969Erie, PA, US
Damian Jackson22RR5' 10.0"160Aug 16, 1973Los Angeles, CA, US
Scott Leius30RR6' 3.0"180Sep 24, 1965Yonkers, NY, US
James Lewis26RR6' 4.0"190Jan 31, 1970
Joe Lis27RR5' 10.0"170Nov 3, 1968
Albie Lopez24RR6' 2.0"240Aug 18, 1971Mesa, AZ, US
Tom Marsh30RR6' 2.0"180Dec 27, 1965Toledo, OH, US
Kent Mercker28LL6' 1.0"175Feb 1, 1968Dublin, OH, US
Chad Ogea25RR6' 2.0"200Nov 9, 1970Lake Charles, LA, US
Geronimo Pena29SR6' 1.0"170Mar 29, 1967Los Alcarrizos, Distrito Nacional, DO
Herbert Perry26RR6' 2.0"210Sep 15, 1969Live Oak, FL, US
Erik Plantenberg27RL6' 1.0"190Oct 30, 1968Renton, WA, US
Joe Roa24RR6' 1.0"195Oct 11, 1971Southfield, MI, US
Darryl Scott27RR6' 1.0"185Aug 6, 1968Fresno, CA, US
Paul Shuey25RR6' 3.0"215Sep 16, 1970Lima, OH, US
Don Sparks30RR6' 2.0"185Jun 19, 1966Long Beach, CA, US
Julian Tavarez23LR6' 2.0"165May 22, 1973Santiago, Santiago, DO
Ryan Thompson28RR6' 3.0"200Nov 4, 1967Chestertown, MD, US
Bill Wertz29RR6' 6.0"220Jan 15, 1967Cleveland, OH, US
Casey Whitten24LL6' 0.0"180May 23, 1972Evansville, IN, US
Jimmy Williams31LL6' 7.0"232May 18, 1965Butler, AL, US
Enrique Wilson22SR5' 11.0"160Jul 27, 1973Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Nigel Wilson26LL6' 1.0"185Jan 12, 1970Oshawa, ON, CA
Tom Wilson25RR6' 3.0"220Dec 19, 1970Fullerton, CA, US

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