Basinski was one of the ever-dwindling group of retirees not receiving an MLB pension.
Basinski holds a unique place in our cultural history. Who else played for the Brooklyn Dodgers – and the Buffalo Philharmonic?
Jackie Robinson played several games in Buffalo in 1946 with the Montreal Royals. The game does well by him to honor him every year, especially in 2020.
Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 years old Thursday. To mark the occasion, The News is reprinting a front-page piece from Robinson’s debut in Buffalo on May 19, 1946, when he played in a doubleheader with the Montreal Royals and faced the Bisons at Offermann