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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Offermann Stadium

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 9, 2020
1. Offermann Stadium Marker
Inscription.  Site of the former minor league baseball park most commonly known as Offermann Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bisons. Opened in 1889 as the new Olympic Park. In 1907 name changed to Buffalo Baseball Park. Reconstruction in 1924 changed the name to Bison Stadium. In 1935 renamed for the late team owner Frank J. Offermann. First game played on site was on May 8, 1889. First night game in Int’l League history on July 3, 1930. Bison great Luke Easter first player to hit a ball over famous centerfield scoreboard on June 14, 1937. Last game played on this site was on September 17, 1960. Stadium also hosted other sporting events most notably boxing. Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron all played at the stadium.
 
Erected 2011 by Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, Buffalo and Erie Country Historical Society, Friends of Buffalo Sports Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1889.
 
Location. 42° 54.866′ N, 78° 51.684′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County
Offermann Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 9, 2020
2. Offermann Stadium Marker
Back of marker is blank. Shown is the driveway from Michigan Avenue and parking at right.
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. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Michigan Avenue. Marker is at the main entrance to the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Masten Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of Those Men and Women (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milburn House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (approx. half a mile away); Park Lane Condominium (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Monument Honors the Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commemoration for African American Soldiers of the American Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forest Lawn Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Preserve the Memories (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Offermann Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 9, 2020
3. Offermann Stadium Marker
Marker is by the flagpole. This is the main entrance to the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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