////////// VERMONT HALL OF FAME
Fred Butler

Organizer/Pitcher
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Fred Butler started pitching recognized tournaments in 1938. Between 1941 and 1964, Fred won the Vermont State Championships 14 times, 6 in a row from 1941 - 1946, and then won 7 State Titles in a row from 1958 through 1964. In 1941, Fred's First State Title, had a record of 11 wins - 0 loss, averaging 60.0% Fred's highest State average was in 1943 with a 65. % and a record of 11 wins -0 loss. He also had the most 4-deads in a game with Maynard Brown in 1965 with 9 deads. His last year on winning the Men's Title in 1964, Fred had a record of 6 wins - 1 loss for his 14th Title. Through the years that Fred won the State Title, his win/loss record was an amazing 103 wins and 7 losses, overall averaging a 58.2%.

Fred and his wife Gladys, live in Bennington. They have one son, Jerry.

Fred won the Southern Vermont Title 7 times out of 15 tries, and the Vermont Open 3 times out of 7 tries, In one of those wining efforts, he averaged 68.6% and another time 67.0%..

Fred pitched in the New England Tournament Championships 7 times. He became the first male Vermonter to win the New England Title in 1960 at Brattleboro, Vermont with a record of 14 wins and 1 loss, averaging 63,3%. Fred also finished 4th place twice, in 1958. with an 11 win - 4 loss -58.2%; in 1961. 9 wins - 6 loss - 61.5%, and 5th place once in 1959 with a record of 10 wins and 5 losses, averaging 60.6%.

Fred pitched in the New England Tournament Championships 7 times. He became the first male Vermonter to win the New England Title in 1960 at Brattleboro, Vermont with a record of 14 wins and 1 loss, averaging 63,3%. Fred also finished 4th place twice, in 1958. with an 11 win - 4 loss -58.2%; in 1961. 9 wins - 6 loss - 61.5%, and 5th place once in 1959 with a record of 10 wins and 5 losses, averaging 60.6%.

The VT H.P.A. is proud and fortunate to have Fred Butler inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as a Organizer/Pitcher.