Grad Year: 1986
Year Inducted: 2005
Mike Butler ’86 starred as an outfielder at Rhode Island College from 1983-86. During his four-year career, he batted .369 in 109 games with 137 hits, 85 runs scored, 79 RBI, 29 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 41 stolen bases.
Butler ranks third all-time at RIC in career doubles, fifth in batting and stolen bases, sixth in hits and is tenth in runs scored.
At the time of his graduation in 1986, the Bristol native was second all-time at RIC in career doubles, was third in batting and hits, as well as fourth in career steals.
He was a two-time All-New England selection, earning First Team honors as a senior in 1986. That same year, Butler’s .438 batting average was 24th in the nation and he was selected to play in the annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game played at Fenway Park. Butler notched one hit in two at bats in the game.
He was recently named to RIC’s All-75th Anniversary Baseball Team.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from RIC in 1986. He also minored in criminal justice. Butler is currently a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a position he’s held for 19 years.
He resides in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife Laura. They have two children: Ryan and Katelyn.