by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
We are counting from 99 to 0 to determine who’s the best Buffalo athlete to wear each number. It’s Buffalo Sports By The Numbers here on Buffalo Sports Page.
We’ll have a new number and athlete every day this summer. Each story also includes reaction from the Buffalo Sports Page staff, and a way to catch up on numbers you’ve missed.
Jack Kemp, Bills. The quarterback was acquired on waivers from San Diego, and guided the Bills to AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. Jack moved from the football field to Congress after the 1969 season. Others: Jack Eichel, Sabres; Ernie DiGregorio, Braves; Iubo Petrovic, Stallions.
Bob Gaughan’s Digit Discussion: As a Braves fan growing up I have to give a little love to Ernie D. Coming out of Providence college he was one of my all-time favorite Braves. His no look behind the back passes were things a kid my age tried in the school yard. Not with the same success, of course. Injuries cut his career short but I loved him growing up.
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