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Click here to see a tribute to the 1964 and 1965 AFL Champions

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    On September 12, 2015, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, at its annual Alumni Gala Dinner, honored the players from the only teams to win Major League championships for Buffalo: the 1964 and 1965 Buffalo Bills.  In attendance were Stew Barber, George Flint, Mike Stratton, Ron McDole, Ed Rutkowski, Al Bemiller, Harry Jacobs, Billy Shaw, Booker Edgerson, Glenn Bass, Willie Ross, Daryle Lamonica, Butch Bird, Paul Maguire, Charlie Ferguson, Wray Carlton, Bobby Smith and long-time trainer Eddie Abramoski.  Also attending were family members of deceased Bills Tom Day, Ernie Warlick, Jack Kemp and Cookie Gilchrist, and head coach Lou Saban.

     Here are a few photos from the events.  I'll add more as they become available

 

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Jeff Kemp, Lynn Warlick-Sloof, Chris Warlick,
Tammy McDole and Alex Sloof

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Jeff Kemp, Tambra Bemiller, Lynn Warlick, Todd Bemiller, Scott Gilchrist, Tommy Day, Chris Warlick
                                                                                                                                        Michele Day, Tammy McDole
                                                                                ?2 ,             Kimberly Rutkowski,               ?4

                                                ?5 ,     Michelle DayKelly Maguire, Chris Saban, Patty Saban, Tom Saban

Photo courtesy of Tammy McDole      

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Al Bemiller, Harry Jacobs, Billy Shaw, Glenn Bass, Willie Ross,
and Booker Edgerson

Photo courtesy of Tammy McDole       

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Photo by Mark Palczewski    

Billy Shaw   

Booker Edgerson Glenn Bass Willie Ross Daryle Lamonica Butch Byrd Paul Maguire    

The only pure AFL player in the 'pro football' Hall of Fame One of the few DBs able to catch Lance Alworth from behind Premier receiving duo with Elbert Dubenion Ably backed up Cookie Gilchrist Kemp - Lamonica?  Lamonica - Kemp? Classic 74 yard punt return TD agaisnst the Chargers in 1965 Championship Game Made three downfield blocks on Byrd's punt return for a TD in 1965 AFL Championsip Game
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Billy Shaw and Glenn Bass (photo by Mark Palczewski)

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        Click the image below for a video of the Gala Dinner, taken by former player Jeff Nixon (Bills 1979 - 1984).
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Booker Edgerson, Ed Rutkowski, Tom Saban and his sisters (Chris is on the right).

 

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At the Bills' home opener, alumni and families received commemorative trophies.
Ron McDole (#72), Michelle Day, Barbara Day (Tippy, #88),
Tommy Day, Al Bemiller (#50),
Mike Stratton (#56), Stew Barber (#77), Willie Ross (#47), Bobby Smith (#20),
the top of Louise Warlick's head, Lynn Warlick-Sloof (Ernie, #84), Chris Warlick, George Flint (#73)

Ron McDole Tom Day Al Bemiller Mike Stratton Stew Barber Willie Ross Bobby Smith Ernie Warlick George Flint    

Part of the Bills' Formidable Front Four Part of the Bills' Formidable Front Four An All-Star at center, guard and tackle positions An All-Star five consecutive seasons Cookie's able backup Championship halfback 1964 and 1965 Tight end yards per catch stats better than Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzales, Jason Witten, Shannon Sharpe, Kellen Winslowand Mike Ditka Played guard on the 1964 and 1965 Championship teams
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Barbara and  Michelle Day with Jim Kelly; Stew Barber in the background

Photo by Tommy Day    

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Here's Paul Maguire's trophy, images courtesy of his daughter Kelly.

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