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1963 Cecil Butler 201 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

Cecil Butler serves as a reminder that the Braves didn’t just start destroying elbows in the last few decades. Butler looked terrific is his first few appearances in the big leagues for Milwaukee, but he blew out his elbow. He tried to come back later in the season and then again in 1964 and 1965, but it didn’t work out for him.

He did get a Topps baseball card in both the 1962 and 1963 set. I hope he took pride is showing them off. Every career shortened by injury is to be lamented.