The 32-year-old Butler, out of baseball since 2016, but not officially retired, is slugging dingers in the Idaho Falls Parks and Rec Men’s League. Yes, a former Silver Slugger Award winner with 147 MLB dingers and a World Series appearance is hacking it out on the fields with us common folk.
Is Billy Butler retired?
‘A unique situation. ‘ Former Royals star Billy Butler gets new job as a hitting coach. For the first time since 2003, the Idaho Falls Chukars baseball team won’t be a Royals affiliate. But the Chukars’ coaching staff for the 2021 season will have deep ties to the Royals.
When did Billy Butler leave the Royals?
323/. 379 with only 9 home runs and 32 doubles. After the 2014 season, Butler was granted free agency and he left the Royals, signing a contract with Oakland. Butler struggled during the 2015 season and saw his numbers drop even further.
Where does Billy Butler live?
He’s lived full-time in Idaho Falls for four years now. From 2007-2011, he wintered in the town of 61,000. Butler says he’s not one for big cities — “It’s a good town to raise kids,” he said — but after four trips around the sun in Idaho Falls, only now is he involving himself with its baseball club.
How much does Billy Butler weigh?
Butler is listed at 6-foot-1, 240 pounds and it’s possible that both numbers are exaggerated to the good (more on this in a minute).
What was Billy Butler’s nickname?
Butler — with the great nickname of “Country Breakfast” — was in the second year of a three-year, $30 million deal with the Athletics. He was hitting. 276/. 331/.
What happened to Mike Sweeney?
He now works as a special assistant for the Kansas City Royals. Sweeney was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame on August 15, 2015.
What station is Billy Butler on?
BBC Radio Merseyside – Billy Butler.