Johnny Butler

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John Stephen Butler
(Trolley Line)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Butler reached the majors at age 33 and was a regular for two years with the Brooklyn Robins before becoming a backup with the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. A weak hitter (.252/.320/.317 slash line in 375 games during an explosive offense era), he played a roughly equal number of games at shortstop (203) and third base (168). He was a Chicago White Sox coach in 1932. In the minors, he managed the 1931 Denver Bears, 1933 Des Moines Demons and split 1935 at the reins between the Nashville Volunteers and Decatur Commodores. He is not to be confused with John Butler.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1931 Denver Bears Western League 64-77 6th
1933 Des Moines Demons Western League 81-47 1st
1935 Decatur Commodores Three-I League 14-8 -- -- replaced by Cliff Knox (45-48) on June 6
Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 57-44 4th replaced Lance Richbourg (1-0) on June 7

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