Buffalo in the ’40s: Father & son baseball stars

By Steve Cichon

Dr. William T. Clark, a former Buffalo Bisons pitcher and the director of Meyer Memorial Hospital (now ECMC), is photographed with his son Bill Jr., a pitcher for Amherst High School.

April 29, 1984: Son of ex-Bison hurler carries on: Bill Clark Jr. pitches no-hit game

“Dr. Clark hurled for Buffalo in the International League in 1924. Today, he is proud of the achievement of his son, Bill, 16, a sophomore at Amherst Central School, who, for the second time in as many years gained credit for the season’s opening no-hit, no-run game.”

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.