Roijas: Who were the Buffalo Buffs? The history behind a Houston baseball team

From Patricia Roijas at ABC-13 on October 18, 2017, with mention of SABR member Larry Miggins:

From famed announcer Vince Scully calling his first home run to playing against Jackie Robinson during his minor league debut, Larry Miggins has several great memories from his days playing in the big leagues.

The 92-year-old came to Houston in the 1940s to play for the Houston Buffaloes, or Buffs, as they were known.

Before the Astros were the team we know and love, they came into the majors as the Colt .45s in 1962. But, before then they were a Double-A minor league team for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Buffs played from 1896 until 1961 and Buff Stadium, which they moved into in 1928, was located off of I-45 and Cullen.

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Originally published: October 19, 2017. Last Updated: October 19, 2017.