Gary Allenson

Born: Culver City, CA

Major League Teams:

Boston Red Sox (1979—1984)

Toronto Blue Jays (1985)


The Buffalo Bisons announced that the Gary Allenson Will be returning as the manager of the Herd for the 2016 season. Allenson is the 19th manager of the Buffalo Bisons in the team’s modern era.

In 1978, Gary was named the Most Valuable Player of the International League where he batted .299, with 20 homeruns and 76 RBI’s.   In 1979 he was promoted to the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox, which marked the beginning of a seven year career in the big leagues. His first two years in Boston, Gary backed up Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, Carlton Fisk. Over his seven years in major league baseball, Gary appeared in 416 games and in 1980 batted .357 for the Red Sox. Known for his defensive skills as a catcher, Gary finished his career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1985. He has continued his career in baseball , serving as the third base coach for the Red Sox in 1994 and Milwaukee Brewers from 2002 to 2004. He was also the Red Sox Bullpen Coach in 1992 and 1993. He began his managerial career with the New York Yankee organization at Class A Oneonta in 1987, and has served as the Triple A minor league manager for two major league organizations. First as the manager of Milwaukee’s AAA Louisville team from 1998-1999, where he led the squad to the International League play-offs in 1998. Gary was the third base coach for the Orioles during the 2010 season. Gary has twice been the Triple A manager in the Baltimore Orioles organization and the manager of their Norfolk Triple A team. Mugsy was be the manager of the Blue Jays Double A Franchise, The Manchester Fisher Cats in 2013.

Mugsey will be returning as the manager of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons of The International League.

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