Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke McGuire will once again serve as the lead color analysis for the Bisons in 2022. He has been with the Bisons in various capacities for over 40 years.
McGuire first covered the Herd with International Cable in 1980 and worked alongside Pete Weber on the Cable Sports Network from 1983-84. He also covered games for WKBW-TV from 1986-87. During the 1988-90 seasons, Duke filled in for radio broadcasts on WGR55 before joining the Empire Sports Network in 1991. He served as public address announcer for the Bisons from 1981-1995. Aside from his broadcasting duties, he has been involved with the Bisons youth baseball program for nearly three decades.
In 2010, Duke McGuire was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Amherst High School he was drafted three times. The New York Mets selected him in 1970 while Pittsburgh selected him in January of 1972 and finally he was selected and signed by Detroit in June 1972. McGuire played for then-manager Jim Leyland at Clinton in the Midwest League during the 1973 season. A few seasons later, McGuire was named MVP of the 1978 Niagara Falls Pirates, for whom he served as player-manager.
Formerly attendance officer at Amherst High School, McGuire has also coached football, basketball and baseball at Amherst, Williamsville South, Canisius and the former Bishop Neumann High School.
A native of Snyder, N.Y., he lives with his wife, Mary, and their daughters, Shannon Lee and Casey Marie.