Sunday, April 3, 2016

RIP - Tom Butters

1960s Pirates' reliever (and long-time Duke University AD) Tom Butters passed away on Thursday March 31, 2016 at age 77.

Butters pitched in the Pirates' minor league system every season from 1957-64, and played for the Bucs for parts of the 1962-65 seasons, with most of his playing time coming in 1964. He was released in July 1965, ending his career.

After his playing career, he coached the Duke University baseball team from 1968-70, and was their athletic director from 1977-97. He hired Mike Krzyzewski as Duke's basketball coach in 1980.

Raleigh NC News and Observer obituary


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