Author Greg Tranter’s new book Makers, Moments & Memorabilia: A Chronicle of Buffalo Professional Sports (Buffalo History Museum and Western New York Heritage, 2019) explores the origins of Buffalo professional sports history from 1857 through today.
Stories are shared alongside photographs and unique artifacts provided by the Buffalo History Museum and Western New York Heritage. The individuals, figures, and moments were selected by the community through surveys, to reflect the memories that resonate with sports fans and historians alike.
In 2017, the Buffalo History Museum debuted “Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports,” a comprehensive exhibition of Buffalo’s professional sports history from 1880 through today. Significant research on local sports history was conducted, and there was substantive information that was not possible to include in the exhibit. The book unfolds these untold stories and expands on the stories represented in the Icons exhibit.
Makers, Moments & Memorabilia: A Chronicle of Buffalo Professional Sports is $25 (plus tax, shipping and handling) and is available online or by calling (716) 893-4011. Books are available at The Buffalo History Museum’s Shop and at select retailers across Western New York.