William Butts Baseball player born in Baltimore Maryland 1895

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Help finding relatives of my long lost grandfather.  William Butts came to Michigan's upper peninsula to play baseball with what appears to be Boston team in about 1922.  Butts married mary schultz. Any information on him would be appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by Patty Butts G2G Rookie (280 points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

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https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/index.shtml  this is a comprehensive list of major league baseball players.  He is not on the list.

So I would guess this is a minor league team?

I also searched for him by name and there is a baseball player with that name who played for Chicago Cub but this one was born in 1952 so can't be yours.  No others came up.  And this reference goes way back before 1922  It includes the Negro League too so it is very comprehensive.

Can you give us any other information to search with?
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (673k points)
The reason I started my search was there were some rumors too that he was african american.  I have a feeling he have changed his name because he didnt want to take responsibility for my dad.  He just disappeared from the radar.  I do not have any other information on him either.  I have a dna match with the last name Butt.  On family tree dna it says that is another name for Butts.  I've got about 100 matches on Ancestry that I thought they were from grandpa Butts and now it seems like they may be from Gtandma Schultz's family.  Many of them are from Surname Sapp.  I was on dna family circle for the Sapp surname but removed probably for not enough dna.  Like I said I dont even know what his mother's maiden name was.  He seemed to have buried all his information.  Thank you for searching for me!  I would hire someone to search but that would cost thousands of dollars.
Must have been minor league

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