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Brian Butterfield #55

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Full Name:
Brian Butterfield
Uniform #:
55

Coaching Career

Full name is Ruben Amaro Jr. Married to Jami...Has 2 daughters, Sophia and Andrea, and 3 step-children, Samantha, Colby, and Ayden. Was a 1987 graduate of Stanford University, earning a degree in human biology...Was also a member of Stanford's College World Series championship team in 1987, posting a .344/.456/.537 line and leading the team with 77 runs scored and 38 steals in 67 games. He and his father, Ruben Sr., a former Phillies infielder and 1st base coach, remain the only father-son combination to ever play for the Phillies.

Playing Career

Signed by the Yankees as a free agent in 1979...Played 397 minor league games over 5 seasons in the New York (1979-82) and San Diego (1983) systems while appearing primarily at 2nd base. Earned team MVP honors in 1981 with High-A Fort Lauderdale.

Personal

Full name is Brian James Butterfield. Married to Jan...The couple has 2 sons, John and Chris, and 3 grandchildren, Madison, Mason, and Grace. Attended the University of Maine as a freshman in 1976 and lettered in baseball and basketball. Transferred to Valencia Community College and was named Florida Junior College Player of the Year in 1977. Moved to Florida Southern College for 2 years and was a member of the 1978 National Championship Team... Following his 1st professional season, returned to coach in the fall at Florida Southern in 1979 and completed his bachelor's degree in physical education at the college in 1980. Worked as an assistant coach at Eckerd College (FL) in 1980-81. Is the son of the late Jack Butterfield, who at one time served as Vice President of Player Development and Scouting for the Yankees.

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