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COOPERSTOWN — Enter Sandman into the Hall of Fame. Mariano Rivera closed Sunday's induction ceremony Sunday just like he did so many times in his career, with a flourish and complete attention to detail. Parts of Rivera's 25-minute address were made in Spanish in support of those on hand waving flags from his native Panama. It included two vignettes not widely known …

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COOPERSTOWN — Brandy Halladay knew the emotions would flow and the tears would come. As it turned out, they came even faster than she thought they would Sunday at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction of her late husband. As a video reviewing the career of Roy Halladay played on a giant screen near the stage outside the Clark Sports Center, his widow turned away and wiped…

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COOPERSTOWN – The symmetry we're going to see here Sunday afternoon is going to be perfect for Yankees fans making the pilgrimage from either end of the state. Mike Mussina will be the starter for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction. As for the closer of the six-man class, could it possibly be anyone else but Mariano Rivera? Mussina said here Saturday that during Fri…

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Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers. Lead in NL West is up to 14 games, run differential has soared to plus-151. (1) 2. New York Yankees. As Mariano and Mussina head into Cooperstown, Boone's "Savages" have just about put away AL East with 22-6 run of dominance. (2) 3. Houston Astros. In city that hosted Mission Cont…

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The Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame announced Friday night that former Bisons catcher Brian Dorsett has been named as its 101st inductee. Dorsett will be formally inducted to the Hall of Fame on Aug. 2 during the Bisons’ game against Syracuse at Sahlen Field. His name will be engraved on a plaque and displayed in the Hall of Fame Heritage room on Sahlen Field’s third b…

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Rowdy Tellez picked the right time to hit his first minor league home run of the season With the score tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, the first baseman clobbered a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall at Sahlen Field and gave the Bisons a 6-3 victory over Columbus on Friday night. He drove in Socrates Brito and Dalton Pompey to break the 3-3 tie between the …

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Buffalo had a thorn in its side named Luis Robert throughout the team’s 6-0 loss to Charlotte on Thursday night at Sahlen Field. Robert went 2-for-5 with two home runs, his second game with multiple homers and his fifth multi-hit game in seven outings with the Knights. The White Sox prospect is batting .433 in his first seven games at the Triple-A level. Over that sh…

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There will be excellence and dignity on display all weekend in Cooperstown. But when the Baseball Hall of Fame stages its annual induction ceremony Sunday at the Clark Sports Center, there's certain to be a good deal of sadness as well. The absence of Roy Halladay will loom over the big day for this class of inductees. Halladay, a larger-than-life figure on the mo…

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The Buffalo Bisons have ranked near the bottom of the International League in home runs most of the season. Wednesday afternoon, though, the Bisons won a long-ball contest from the Charlotte Knights, including two by rookie shortstop Bo Bichette, in a 9-6 triumph at Sahlen Field. The Bisons hit four out of the park and the Knights, who lead the league in four-baggers, hi…

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Luis Robert of the Charlotte Knights demonstrated why he is rated the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball, but it wasn’t enough Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bisons at Sahlen Field. The Herd rallied from three runs down for a 5-3 victory over the Knights in the second game of their four-game series. The teams will meet against Wednesday (Radio 1520, 1:05 p.m.) and con…

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Rowdy Tellez was less than thrilled to return to Buffalo. The fearsome slugger thought he had left the minor leagues behind after a solid showing with the Blue Jays late last season and opening this season on Toronto’s 25-man roster. Tellez was poised to receive regular at-bats as the Blue Jays’ designated hitter and serve as the primary backup to first baseman Justi…

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The Bisons will wear blue-and-gold hockey-style jerseys and caps for Hockey Night at the Ballpark on Aug. 16 at Sahlen Field. The jerseys and caps were designed in collaboration with the Sabres and can be ordered at bisons.com. Tickets for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Durham Bulls are available at that website and the stadium ticket office. “The Sabres have always …

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Wasted opportunities and inability to hold three leads came back to haunt the Buffalo Bisons on Monday night at Sahlen Field. Former Bison Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to give the Charlotte Knights a 9-7 triumph over the Herd in the opener of the four-game series between the teams. Goins’ blast on a 3-1 pitch against reliever Jason Ada…

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We've already seen Beef on Weck on the run at Buffalo Bisons games — and several of his opponents get, ahem, salty with the results. Now fans can see him bobble as well as part of (716) Day in Western New York. The Beef on Weck bobblehead, holding its trademark bucket of horseradish sauce, will be given out to the first 2,000 fans at the Swan Street Gate Tuesday at S…