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Thursday, July 13, 2000 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Buhner Buzz Night comes to close

Seattle Times staff reporter

No more buzz.

A Mariner tradition has disappeared along with the Kingdome - Jay Buhner Buzz Night.

The dome-headed right fielder apparently believes it's something that can't make the easy transition to the new park.

"Jay and I sat down and talked about it and came to the conclusion that it worked well in the Kingdome, that's where it should stay," said Tim Hevly, Mariner director of baseball information. "It was a successful run and it's time to move on."

The Buzz Night had a six-year run, from 1994 to last season. Stylists lined up in the parking lot north of the Kingdome before the game and any fan that agreed to a clean-shaven head would receive free admission.

Over the years, 16,056 people had their heads shaved, including 186 women.

Buhner also took part in the event, shaving some of the participants, including his two sons, Chase and Gunnar.

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