Bobby Meacham named Manager of the Buffalo Bisons

Meachum becomes the first African American manager in Bisons history.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Monday afternoon the Buffalo Bisons announced the Bobby Meacham will be the newest manager of the club. Meacham, a former Bisons infielder becomes the 20th manager in the clubhouse and the first African American to lead the hear in their 133-year history.

Meacham is entering the 27th season of his coaching career with 10 years of experience as a minor league manager. He joined the Blue Jays organization in 2013 and led Single-A Dunedin (63-68) to a first-half championship. He has spent the last three years as manager of Double-A New Hampshire, guiding the Fisher Cats to a 69-73 record last season. In 2015, Meacham received the Bobby Mattick Award for excellence in player development within the Blue Jays organization.


Meacham’s coaching career also includes six years at the Major League level serving as a third base coach for Florida (2006) and the New Yankees (2008) and first base coach for San Diego (2007) and Houston (2010-2012).

He will be introduced by the Bisons at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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