Don Sutton Passes Away

Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton has passed away, his son Daron announced Tuesday. The former major league right-hander was 75 years old.

Sutton had a storied career with the Dodgers, Angels, Brewers, Astros and Athletics from 1966-88. Most of his time in the majors (16 years) was spent with the Dodgers, with whom he amassed 233 of his 324 regular-season victories. The Dodgers retired Sutton’s number in 1998.

Sutton is tied with fellow legend Nolan Ryan for 14th in wins and ranks seventh in innings pitched (5,282), having piled up more than 200 frames in a whopping 20 seasons. The workload never seemed to have a negative effect on Sutton, as he finished his career with a 3.26 ERA and currently ranks seventh in strikeouts with 3,574. Sutton also earned four All-Star berths during his time in the bigs.

After he was done playing, Sutton spent time in the broadcast booth with the Dodgers, Braves and Nationals. Sutton’s longest run as a commentator was with the Braves, who placed him in their Hall of Fame 2015.

MLBTR mourns the loss of a baseball great and sends our condolences to Sutton’s family and fans.

Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:50:26 +0000

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