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Brett Butler #2

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Full Name:
Brett Butler
Uniform #:
2

MANAGING/COACHING CAREER
• Brett Butler begins his first season as Miami's third base/outfield coach after a five-year stint as the manager for Triple-A Reno in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system. In addition to third base coaching duties, he will oversee the team's baserunning and bunting.
• Finished 2013 season with a 60-84 record and fourth-place finish in Pacific Coast League Pacific Northern division.
• Entered season coming off a 2012 Pacific Coast League Championship and Triple-A National Championship. Aces went 81-63 and defeated Omaha Storm Chasers in four games for first-ever PCL title. Downed Pawtucket Red Sox, 10-3, for Triple-A National Championship.
• Led Reno to PCL Pacific Northern Division title in 2011 with 77-67 record and conference championship appearance against the Sacramento River Cats (lost 3-2).
• Prior to becoming Triple-A manager in 2009, was Diamondbacks' outfield and baserunning coordinator for 2008 season.
• Hired as Double-A Mobile manager for 2007 season and led BayBears to 54-53 record. Left team late in season for health reasons, with Matt Williams taking over as manager.
• Spent 2005 campaign as Arizona's first base coach.
• After serving as New York Mets' outfield and baserunning coordinator in 2003, secured first career managing position with Gulf Coast League Mets in 2004, earning a first-place finish with a 36-24 record.
• Served as Spring Training instructor for Dodgers in 2002.

PLAYING CAREER
• Butler spent parts of 17 seasons in the Majors with Atlanta (1981-83), Cleveland (1984-87), San Francisco (1988-90), the Dodgers (1991-94, '95-97) and Mets (1995).
• In 2,213 career games, hit .290 with 1,359 runs, 2,375 hits, 277 doubles, 131 triples, 54 home runs, 578 RBI and 558 stolen bases. He is one of only 26 players in Major League history with at least 2,000 hits and 500 stolen bases.
• Led respective league in several offensive and defensive single-season categories over his career: plate appearances in 1990 (732) and 1991 (730); runs scored in 1988 (109) and 1991 (112); hits in 1990 (192); singles from 1990-93 (160, 162, 143, 149); triples in 1983 (13), 1986 (14), 1994 (9) and 1995 (9); walks in 1991 (108); fielding percentage in 1985 (.998), 1991 (1.000) and 1993 (1.000).
• In 1991 while with the Dodgers, earned National League All-Star honors, appearing on team that featured current Marlins' special assistant Andre Dawson.
• Made Major League debut on Aug. 20, 1981 vs. Greg Harris and the New York Mets, going 1x4 with two runs scored, a double and one RBI.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS
Brett Morgan Butler...he and his wife, Eveline, have four children and reside in Phoenix, Ariz...attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and was a 23rd-round selection of the Atlanta Braves in the 1979 First-Year Player Draft...was just second player in school history (six times since) to record three home runs in a game, doing so against Emporia State in 1978...still holds school record with 162 career walks...recipient of 1996 Branch Rickey Award for exceptional community service.

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