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Sports announcer Jim Rosenhaus '86 called his 1,000th game over seven seasons for the Triple-A baseball Buffalo Bisons July 16. This statistic is especially impressive considering that in the summer, the Bisons play 144 games in 152 days. “The first day off at home this year for me was August 5,” he notes.

An economics graduate, Rosenhaus completed a minor in computer science. “Between the two of those, I decided I wanted to do radio,” he jokes. While at Lafayette, he took the opportunity to cover football, baseball, and basketball games for the campus radio station whenever his schedule allowed.

Upon graduating, Rosenhaus found a morning radio gig in Oneida, N.Y., and gradually worked his way up to his position with the Bisons. He says his job remains interesting because “it's not a nine-to-five job; every day is different. It's kind of an extension of college, because you're with younger people (the players) who are driven to get somewhere.”

The sportscaster has called two championship Bison teams, in 1997 and 1998. Rosenhaus also plans the team's road trips and arranges for players called up by the parent club to get to the proper place. In addition, he has been the voice of the University at Buffalo basketball team for the past six years.

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