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Frank Buttery

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Frank Buttery

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Buttery, of Connecticut, played for the 1872 Middletown Mansfields. He had a pitching record of 3-2 while the team record was 5-19. Frank's ERA was the best of the three pitchers on the team, although his batting average was below the team average.

Buttery was, according to the book Orator O'Rourke: The Life of a Baseball Radical, on the Stratford Osceolas, the 1871 champions of the state of Connecticut. The book identifies him as the club's pitcher and from Norwalk. The book has a photo of the team. Buttery is said to have played the previous season for the Norwalk Libertys and was college-educated. The book says he later became a minister although The Deadball Era states he was a grocer. A newspaper from 1880 states that he was working as a census taker. Another paper from 1882 says that a Frank Buttery from Silvermine became a postmaster on Valentine's Day of that year, so it's likely that he may have had many jobs after his baseball career ended.

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