Harry Butts

This article was written by Margaret A. Gripshover

This biography is included in the book The Newark Eagles Take Flight: The Story of the 1946 Negro League Champions (SABR, 2019), edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin. To download your free e-book edition or to get 50% off the paperback, visit SABR.org/ebooks.

Full Name

Harry Thomas Butts


February 2, 1922 at Whaleyville, VA (US)


April 7, 1977 at Hampton, VA (US)

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