Butch Benton
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Butch Benton
Butch Benton
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 458 of 1043 players
Alfred Lee Benton
Born: August 24, 1957 at Tampa, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 195

Butch Benton was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on August 24, 2008, and September 12, 2009.


First Mets game: September 14, 1978
Last Mets game: October 4, 1980

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Mets thought so highly of Butch Benton that they turned down a big trade for him; I forget who was supposed to be involved.

Mets kept him, but gave up on another catcher named Jody Davis who averaged 15-25 homers for the Cubs for about 10 years.

March 1, 2005
Butch Benton was solid defensively and made great contact. I guess he had a ration of bad luck.

pete hamner
July 21, 2007
I played with Butch in Marion, Va in 75 and Wausau, Wisconsin in 76. Me, him and 3 other guys boarded in an old victorian in Marion. That first year and a half he was a pretty cocky guy. Then he got married and got real religious. I think that scared some "higher up" people. Butch was a big, strong armed guy who could hit. I was surprised he didn't have a long career in the bigs.

Lonny Achey
May 29, 2011
Butch, I know you will not remember me. But I remember when you lived in Wichita, KS. playing for the Aeros in 1983-1984 time frame and you were our catcher. I remember the day your family moved back to the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. I was disappointed that you did not return the following season. Your in-laws drove from Florida to move your family back to Florida. I remember a couple of things about your family: 1. Your family were Christians and your in-laws raised greyhounds for dog racing. I hope everything is well with you and your family.


Lonny Achey formerly of Wichita, now a resident of Santa Barbara

August 29, 2013
I noticed all of the comments here about Butch. I know him from his Godby High School days. He still lives in Florida and has been remarried for a while to a sweet lady, and is very happy. They have a son together and he does a lot with Major League Alumni events. He is also a golf pro and runs a nice club near Orlando. I went to a few of his games when he played and always thought he had a lot of talent. He was a great athlete just never seemed to catch a break from the management. Still see him from time to time. He is a great guy and really in love with his wife. I wish Butch the best.

May 24, 2014
Hey, I remember Butch Benton, I was at a game for batting practice and got a home run ball that he hit and gave it to my girlfriend at the time. Should have had him sign it.

August 11, 2015
He played for two seasons in the Puerto Rican Baseball Winter League with the Ponce Lions. His first season in 1978 was really great, I think he was the MVP of the team. Everybody was thinking he was going to be the next Johnny Bench. He used to do everything well, he was great, but later I don't know what happened, he never received a good opportunity. He had no luck and his personal life affected him. He was a great catcher; his numbers don't show the real Benton.

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