P Duane Butler #46
Age: 30 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Angry    
10/16/1956
P DUANE BUTLER #46 - AGE: 30 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: ANGRY
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
9 5 2-2 0 7.47 31.1 40 8 19 31 1.88 -0.3
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 75 74 76 79
Movement 71 71 72 71
Control 34 33 34 34
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Curveball 86 89
Changeup 71 76
Sinker 51 52
Splitter 74 75
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 94-96 Mph
Stamina 29
Suggested Role Starter
Groundball Percentage 58 %
Hold Runners 61
Defense 16
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 37
Stealing Ability: 75
Baserunning Inst.: 65
Sacrifice Bunt: 100
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
08/30/1956 @ WTS Loss, 5-15 2.0 8 5 5 0 4
08/14/1956 BAR Loss, 2-7 2.0 3 0 0 2 0
08/13/1956 BAR Loss, 3-12 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
08/02/1956 @ CLT Loss, 1-10 4.1 4 0 0 3 5
07/15/1956 @ TEX Win, 9-3 X 4.2 6 3 3 3 8
07/10/1956 @ OTT Loss, 3-14 X 5.1 6 6 6 4 5 Loss
07/02/1956 EDM Win, 3-2 X 4.2 5 0 0 4 6
06/27/1956 TA Loss, 4-10 X 6.0 3 1 1 0 8
06/10/1956 @ GIL Loss, 3-6 X 5.1 7 6 5 3 8 Loss
06/05/1956 @ MAD Loss, 1-8 X 5.2 4 4 4 5 4 Loss
PERSONALITY
Leader Ability:High
Loyalty:Very High
Desire f. Win:Low
Greed:Low
Intelligence:Very Low
Work Ethic:High
Birthday:03/31/1926
Born in:Needham, MA
Nationality:American
Height:6' 1"
Weight:225 lbs
Local Popularity:Insignificant
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$30,000
Signed Through:1958 Season
Major Service:7 Years, 105 Days
Service This Yr:92 Days
40-Man Service:7 Years, 18 Days
Pro Service:8 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:1 option year left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1948, 13th Pick in Round 5
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 9 5 2 2 0 7.47 31.1 40 27 26 8 19 31 0 0.0 0 1 20.0
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 4 1 16.95 11.49 8.90 5.46 6.55 1.88 142 -0.3 .364        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 81 27 3 2 7 22 10 18 1 0 0 .333 .402 .679 1.081      
vs. RHB 45 13 0 0 1 5 9 13 0 2 0 .289 .407 .356 .763      
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 5 5 2 2 0 8.34 22.2 25 22 21 6 14 21  
August 4 0 0 0 0 5.19 8.2 15 5 5 2 5 10  
Spring Training 4 4 1 1 0 3.94 16.0 15 7 7 2 7 15  
Last Year 30 14 7 4 0 5.53 97.2 105 69 60 12 61 76  
2 Years Ago 32 32 19 4 0 4.14 171.2 163 84 79 33 108 146  
Career 210 188 68 48 0 4.80 1062.1 1009 615 566 147 610 853  
Home 4 2 1 1 0 5.68 12.2 10 8 8 3 8 7  
Road 5 3 1 1 0 8.68 18.2 30 19 18 5 11 24  
Grass 9 5 2 2 0 7.47 31.1 40 27 26 8 19 31  
Day 1 1 0 1 0 14.40 5.0 6 8 8 3 1 2  
Night 8 4 2 1 0 6.15 26.1 34 19 18 5 18 29  
As Starter 5 5 2 2 0 8.34 22.2 25 22 21 6 14 21  
As Reliever / Substitution 4 0 0 0 0 5.19 8.2 15 5 5 2 5 10  
PUB TRIPLE A 1956 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67 0 0.0 0 2 18.2
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 15.54 9.65 10.11 5.43 5.60 1.68 101 0.8 .348        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 108 35 6 0 6 24 20 31 2 0 0 .324 .423 .546 .969      
vs. RHB 122 29 8 1 4 17 16 36 0 0 3 .238 .340 .418 .758      
PUB TRIPLE A 1956 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 1 1 0 1 0 6.75 5.1 9 4 4 2 3 7  
May 4 4 0 2 0 6.75 22.2 24 17 17 4 14 21  
June 3 3 0 2 0 5.29 17.0 14 11 10 3 8 20  
July 3 3 0 1 0 5.52 14.2 17 9 9 1 11 19  
Career 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67  
Home 4 4 0 1 0 3.33 24.1 19 9 9 3 8 28  
Road 7 7 0 5 0 7.90 35.1 45 32 31 7 28 39  
Grass 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67  
Day 3 3 0 1 0 6.91 14.1 20 12 11 2 12 18  
Night 8 8 0 5 0 5.76 45.1 44 29 29 8 24 49  
As Starter 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1948 San Francisco - PUB 22 3 3 0 2 0 13.50 12.0 17 21 18 1 15 7 0 0 2.67 .356 6.99 -0.2 33
1949 San Francisco - PUB 23 33 33 7 10 0 4.97 175.2 153 104 97 19 132 147 0 0 1.62 .274 5.31 0.3 88
1950 Lake Diefenbaker - PUB 24 24 24 4 8 0 4.78 130.0 125 76 69 10 91 82 0 0 1.66 .281 4.98 0.5 89
1951 Ottawa - PUB 25 25 23 10 4 0 3.76 136.1 119 63 57 15 58 107 0 0 1.30 .271 4.31 1.8 114
1952 Ottawa - PUB 26 33 33 14 9 0 3.91 195.2 159 88 85 28 71 163 3 1 1.18 .245 4.54 2.3 112
1953 Ottawa - PUB 27 15 15 4 2 0 6.00 81.0 95 62 54 18 38 64 0 0 1.64 .321 5.94 -0.2 74
1953 Louisville - PUB 27 6 6 1 3 0 6.10 31.0 33 21 21 3 17 30 0 0 1.61 .333 4.20 0.5 73
1953 Total - PUB 27 21 21 5 5 0 6.03 112.0 128 83 75 21 55 94 0 0 1.63 .324 5.46 0.2 74
1954 Louisville - PUB 28 32 32 19 4 0 4.14 171.2 163 84 79 33 108 146 0 0 1.58 .279 6.05 -0.2 112
1955 Louisville - PUB 29 30 14 7 4 0 5.53 97.2 105 69 60 12 61 76 0 0 1.70 .322 5.22 0.4 81
1956 Louisville - PUB 30 9 5 2 2 0 7.47 31.1 40 27 26 8 19 31 0 0 1.88 .364 6.55 -0.3 60
Total PUB 210 188 68 48 0 4.80 1062.1 1009 615 566 147 610 853 3 1 1.52 .284 5.18 5.1 96
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1945 Albany College - COL 19 13 13 5 3 0 2.61 79.1 65 27 23 5 12 105 0 0 0.97 .317 2.46 3.4 184
1946 Albany College - COL 20 11 11 6 1 0 3.00 69.0 54 27 23 7 18 101 0 0 1.04 .301 3.11 2.3 159
1947 Albany College - COL 21 11 11 6 4 0 1.92 75.0 43 17 16 3 16 115 1 0 0.79 .282 1.80 3.9 239
1948 Albany College - COL 22 11 11 4 2 0 2.69 67.0 45 24 20 6 16 106 0 0 0.91 .302 2.60 2.7 173
1948 Pine Island Center - A 22 17 17 4 1 0 2.76 97.2 74 30 30 3 47 163 0 0 1.24 .368 2.15 3.9 145
1948 Nantucket - AA 22 3 2 0 2 0 4.91 11.0 9 6 6 1 5 21 0 0 1.27 .400 2.42 0.5 101
1956 Shelby - AAA 30 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67 0 0 1.68 .348 5.60 0.8 90
Total PUBAAA 11 11 0 6 0 6.03 59.2 64 41 40 10 36 67 0 0 1.68 .348 5.60 89.8
Total PUBAA 3 2 0 2 0 4.91 11.0 9 6 6 1 5 21 0 0 1.27 .400 2.42 100.9
Total PUBA 17 17 4 1 0 2.76 97.2 74 30 30 3 47 163 0 0 1.24 .368 2.15 144.7
Total PUBCOL 46 46 21 10 0 2.54 290.1 207 95 82 21 62 427 1 0 0.93 .302 2.48 189.5
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1948 San Francisco - ML P 3 3 0 2 1 5 3 .400 12.0 1.50 +0.5 1.510
1949 San Francisco - ML P 33 33 11 28 0 41 2 .951 175.2 2.00 -1.5 .940
1950 Lake Diefenbaker - ML P 24 24 11 17 0 29 1 .966 130.0 1.94 -0.4 .979
1951 Ottawa - ML P 25 23 5 24 0 30 1 .967 136.1 1.91 -0.3 1.008
1952 Ottawa - ML P 33 33 13 26 0 40 1 .975 195.2 1.79 +0.5 1.005
1953 Ottawa - ML P 15 15 8 13 1 22 1 .955 81.0 2.33 -0.3 .955
1953 Louisville - ML P 6 6 0 8 0 9 1 .889 31.0 2.32 +0.1 1.000
1954 Louisville - ML P 32 32 22 18 2 42 2 .952 171.2 2.10 +0.0 .965
1955 Louisville - ML P 30 14 7 19 2 27 1 .963 97.2 2.40 +0.8 1.047
1956 Louisville - ML P 9 5 2 5 0 7 0 1.000 31.1 2.01 -0.4 .882
1956 Shelby - AAA P 11 11 2 5 0 7 0 1.000 59.2 1.06 +0.3 1.023
TOTAL P 221 199 81 165 6 259 13 .950 1122.0 1.97 -0.6 .989
PLAYER HISTORY
06/02/1944 Joined the Albany College Smoke.
01/01/1945 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 19 (54); Movement: 43 (56); Control: 4 (22).
04/07/1945 Strikes out 18 against the Livonia College Merlins.
01/01/1946 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 17 (37); Movement: 43 (49); Control: 6 (32).
04/24/1946 Was selected to the 1946 PUB College All-Star Game.
06/01/1946 Won the 1946 PUB College Round 1 with the Albany College Smoke!
01/01/1947 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 44 (100); Movement: 51 (70); Control: 9 (63).
04/29/1947 Strikes out 18 against the Sarasota Springs College Diehards.
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 46 (85); Movement: 61 (75); Control: 9 (60).
06/01/1948 Won the 1948 PUB College Round 1 with the Albany College Smoke!
06/01/1948 Released by the Albany College Smoke.
06/01/1948 Drafted in the 1948 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 1, 1st overall pick) by the San Francisco Meatballs.
06/21/1948 Injured (tired arm), out for 6 days.
11/20/1948 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 100 (100); Movement: 71 (78); Control: 27 (69).
04/04/1949 Named the #1 prospect in the PUB
11/14/1949 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 100 (100); Movement: 71 (71); Control: 35 (60).
02/02/1950 Drafted in the 1950 inaugural draft (Round 5, Pick 13, 109th overall pick) by the Lake Diefenbaker Chiefs.
11/14/1950 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $8,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 82 (90); Movement: 74 (74); Control: 45 (59).
06/15/1951 Was selected to the 1951 Polaris Union Baseball All-Star Game.
11/01/1951 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $14,700 through arbitration.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 80 (91); Movement: 75 (75); Control: 37 (48).
04/25/1952 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the San Francisco Meatballs with 5 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
05/01/1952 Wins the PUB CL Pitcher of the Month Award.
11/07/1952 Wins the 1952 PUB CL Platinum Stick Award at P.
11/09/1952 Signed a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $72,000 with the Ottawa Knights organization.
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 78 (89); Movement: 72 (72); Control: 40 (47).
07/21/1953 Was traded by the Ottawa Knights to the Louisville Redbirds, along with 2B Ray Towns, in exchange for C Smoky Burgess, RP Edwin Steele.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 75 (85); Movement: 70 (70); Control: 27 (27).
01/01/1955 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 83 (91); Movement: 68 (68); Control: 30 (30).
08/14/1955 Signed a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $95,000 with the Louisville Redbirds organization.
01/01/1956 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 76 (82); Movement: 72 (72); Control: 34 (34).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year W Rank
1954 19 2
Year Winning % Rank
1952 .609 10
1954 .826 2
Year HRA Rank
1954 33 8
Year BB Rank
1949 132 1
1954 108 3
Year K Rank
1949 147 10
1952 163 9
1954 146 10
Year WP Rank
1954 8 8
Year BABIP Rank
1949 .279 5
1952 .245 1
1954 .279 2
Year WHIP Rank
1952 1.18 5
Year RA/9 Rank
1952 11.13 8
Year H/9 Rank
1949 7.84 1
1952 7.31 1
1954 8.55 4
Year K/9 Rank
1949 7.53 7
1952 7.50 8
1954 7.65 3
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