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Houston Buffaloes

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Who were the Houston Buffs? Take a look at the history behind Houston's team

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Buff Stadium Sold to Salvage Company - This Forgotten Day in Houston

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Flashback to Colt Stadium

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First Houston Baseball Game Ever Played - Colt .45s vs Chicago Cubs

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Colt Stadium, home of the Colt .45s baseball team, in 1962

The Houston Buffaloes, Houston Buffalos, or Buffs were an American minor league baseball team, and were the first minor league team to be affiliated with a Major League franchise, which was the St. Louis Cardinals. The club was founded in 1888, and played in the Texas League at various levels throughout the majority of its existence. Most recently, from 1959 through 1961, the team played in the American Association at the Triple-A level of high minor league baseball as an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The Buffaloes derived their nickname from Buffalo Bayou, the principal waterway through Houston to the Houston Ship Channel, outlet to the Gulf of Mexico. The team's last home was Buffalo Stadium, built in 1928. Before that, they played at West End Park from 1905–1928, and at Herald Park prior to that.
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