NEIBA Inaugural Hall of Fame Butterfield, Winkin
The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association will induct its first Hall of Fame class in June and two of Maine’s top names are part of the inaugural group – John Winkin and Jack Butterfield.
The late John Winkin won over a thousand college games, coaching at Colby College, UMaine and Husson University.
The late Jack Butterfield was head at UMaine and South Florida before going on to work for the NY Yankees.
The inductees will be honored on June 2nd at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island when all stars from New England Division I schools play Division II/III all stars.
2017 NEIBA Hall of Fame Inductees
Archie Allen – Springfield
Archie Allen, who served as head baseball coach at Springfield College from 1948-78, amassed 454 career victories and led the Pride to the Division II College World Series on three occasions.
John “Tinker” Connelly – Northeastern
A tremendous three-sport athlete in the 1950s, John “Tinker” Connelly was the head baseball coach at Northeastern University for over 25 years. He won 288 games and led the Huskies to the College World Series in 1966.
John Winkin – Maine
A former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, John Winkin won 1,043 games as the head coach at Colby College, the University of Maine and Husson University. He recorded 642 victories and made six trips to the College World Series with the Black Bears.
Andy Baylock – UConn
A member of the University of Connecticut athletics department since 1963, Andy Baylock won 556 games and led the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament appearances in 24 years as the head baseball coach.
Dick Bergquist – UMass
Dick Bergquist, who served as head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1967-87, won 392 games and led the Minutemen to a fifth-place finish at the 1969 College World Series.
Jack Butterfield – Maine
A two-sport standout in the 1950s, Jack Butterfield won 301 games in 20 years as the head coach at the University of Maine and the University of South Florida, and was selected as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1964.
Jim Stone – UMass-Lowell
Jim Stone amassed 801 career wins during his 37-year tenure as the head baseball coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He led the River Hawks to the Division II College World Series in 2001 and 2002.
Joe Zavattaro – North Adams State
Former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State University) head coach Joe Zavattaro won 493 games between 1964-95, and also served as athletic director at his alma mater.