Edward M. “Butch” Greene - Player
Inducted in 2017
After working through local youth leagues, the "Fruitland Fireballer" starred for the 1961 Wicomico High School baseball team and the Wicomico Post Junior American Legion team. It was at this time that Butch caught the attention of scouts John Russell of the Milwaukee Braves, and John Ogden of the Philadelphia Phillies, with which he had tryouts. In communication with Chick Genovese of the San Francisco Giants, he signed a professional contract with that National League organization. He played one year for Decatur of the Class D Midwest League before being released. Determined to realize his dream of major league baseball, he remained in contact with John Ogden of the Phillies, who encouraged him to continue his pursuit.
Butch married in 1964 and soon a family was in the offing. Butch then gave up on the uncertainty of his baseball future he dedicated his life to providing for his family.