1980 Buffalo Bisons Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 67-70
Finished 2nd in the EL's North Division
Manager: Steve Demeter (67-70)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Buffalo, New York
Ballpark: War Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 130,674, Avg. 1,908
1980 Buffalo Bisons Statistics

Playoffs - Holyoke Millers 2 games, Buffalo Bisons 0

The Buffalo Bisons of the Eastern League ended the 1980 season with a record of 67 wins and 70 losses, finishing second in the league's North Division.

The Bisons scored 745 runs and surrendered 674 runs. Eddie Vargas paced Buffalo with 24 home runs, while Jim Buckner and Alfredo Torres walloped 20 or more, too. Alfredo Torres accounted for 93 RBI. Junior Ortiz led all regular batters by hitting .346. Dave Dravecky topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 3.35 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Players from the 1980 Buffalo Bisons who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Stew Cliburn, Rick Lancellotti, Steve Farr, Eddie Vargas, Dave Dravecky and Junior Ortiz.

Steve Demeter served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Mike AllenRRAugust 31, 19546'3"190Philadelphia, PA US
Juan AriasRRNovember 25, 19575'10"155Navarelle, DO
Michael BarnesLR5'11"190
Douglas BrittRLNovember 2, 19576'4"190
Jim BucknerLLApril 28, 19535'8"165
Jose CalderonLLApril 18, 19566'3"185Bayamon, PR
Stew CliburnRRDecember 19, 19566'0"195Jackson, MS US
Eugenio CotesRRDecember 15, 19555'11"170Batey Guerrero, DO
Paul DjakonowRRAugust 6, 19515'11"185Philadelphia, PA US
Dave DraveckyRLFebruary 14, 19566'1"195Youngstown, OH US
Randall EvansR6'0"185
Steve FarrRRDecember 12, 19565'10"198Cheverly, MD US
Richard FedericiLL6'1"172
Greg FieldRRJanuary 6, 19576'3"175West Palm Beach, FL US
Peter GarrityRR6'0"190
Tony IncavigliaRR6'0"190
Rick LancellottiLLJuly 5, 19566'3"195Providence, RI US
John MacauleySR5'11"164
Ignacio MartinezR6'0"185
Ron MitchellRRSeptember 18, 19516'3"175Phoenix, AZ US
Larry NicholsonL6'0"195
Anthony NotarinoR6'1"170
Junior OrtizRROctober 24, 19595'11"174Humacao, PR
Robert RockRR5'11"175
Randy RouseRRAugust 22, 19556'0"185
Keith ThibodeauxR6'0"183
Alfredo TorresRRMarch 29, 19585'11"180Maracay, Aragua VE
Eddie VargasRRFebruary 23, 19596'4"205Guanica, PR
William WaagRR6'1"183
Robert WeismillerRR6'2"185
Spin WilliamsLLJanuary 5, 19566'3"210Davenport, IA US
Ben WiltbankRRMarch 13, 19566'1"190Lewes, DE US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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