Wednesday, November 4, 2009
#239) BUTCH BENTON
Alfred "Butch" Benton was selected by the New York Mets in the first round (6th overall pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. He made his major league debut with the Mets at Shea Stadium on September 14, 1978 as a pinch-hitter. Butch would only appear in four games that first season. It was not until the 1980 season that he would return to New York. This time Benton struggled at the plate while entering 12 games producing just one hit in 21 at-bats for a .041 batting average. On April 6, 1981 he was sent to the Chicago Cubs as a part of a conditional deal.
Butch Benton signed his card in the set from a private signing held by Major League Alumni Marketing on October 24, 2009.