List of Buffalo Bisons managers

The Buffalo Bisons were a Major League Baseball team that was based in Buffalo, New York. They played in the National League from 1879 through 1885.[1] During their time as a Major League team, the Bisons employed five different managers.[2] The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[3][4]

Table key

A running total of the number of Metropolitans' managers. Any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
Number of regular season games managed; may not equal sum of wins and losses due to tie games
Number of regular season wins in games managed
Number of regular season losses in games managed
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
League Championships: number of League Championships, or pennants, achieved by the manager
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager


# Manager Seasons G W L WPct PA PW PL LC WS Ref
1 Clapp, JohnJohn Clapp 1879 79 46 32 .590 [5]
2 Crane, SamSam Crane 1880 84 24 58 .293 [6]
3 O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 18811884 380 206 169 .549 [7]
4 Galvin, PudPud Galvin 1885 24 7 17 .292 [8]
5 Chapman, JackJack Chapman 1885 88 31 57 .352 [9]


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