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192. Brett Butler

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192. Brett Butler
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: August 20, 1981
  • Final Game: September 28, 1997
  • Branch Rickey Award - 1996
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1996
  • MVP - 1988
  • MVP - 1989
  • MVP - 1990
  • MVP - 1991
  • MVP - 1992
  • MVP - 1994
 
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Brett Butler was only an All-Star once, but don’t let that fact misguide you to what was one hell of a baseball player.

Playing from 1981 to 1997, Butler came up through the Atlanta Braves organization and would win the first of his four Triples Titles in 1983, his last year wearing an Atlanta uniform.  The speedy Centerfielder had 38 Stolen Bases that week, and while he never finished first in that stat, that season began a 13-year streak of at least 25 SB.

Butler was traded to the Cleveland Indians, again winning the Triples Title (1986), but he returned to the NL with the Giants in 1988.  That season, he began a five-year run of MVP votes, and he led the NL in Runs that year and was first in Hits in 1990.  After three seasons with the Gants, he moved south to the Dodgers in 1991, where he was finally an All-Star and would later have two more first place finishes in Triples.

Butler played until 1997, where he finished his career with 2,357 Hits, 558 Stolen Bases, and a .290 Batting Average.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (1) (1991)
    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1) (1996)
    Branch Rickey Award (1) (1996)
    Most Plate Appearances (2) (NL) (1990 & 1991)
    Most Runs Scored (2) (NL) (1988 & 1991)
    Most Hits (1) (NL) (1990) 
    Most Triples (4) (NL) (1983, 1994 & 1995) (AL) (1986)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1991)
    Most Singles (4) (NL) (1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (NL) (1992)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1991, 7th
    3 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    13 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    25. Stolen Bases: 558
    65. Singles: 1,913
    76. Walks: 1,129
    78. Triples: 131

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2003: 0.4%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Los Angeles Dodger

Should Brett Butler be in the Hall of Fame?

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