By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Atlanta Braves broadcaster Don Sutton has passed away. He was 75.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away in his residence in Rancho Mirage, California.
The Baseball Hall of Fame said that he had cancer before his death. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 on his fifth time on the ballot.
“Don Sutton was one of our game’s most consistent winning pitchers across his decorated 23-year career. The longtime Dodger was a four-time All-Star, a top-five finisher in Cy Young Award balloting for five consecutive years, a World Series participant four times in a nine-season span, and a model of durability on the mound. He also helped bring baseball into the homes of millions of fans as a Braves broadcaster.
“Throughout his career, Don represented our game with great class, and many will remember his excitement during his trips to Cooperstown. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Don’s family, friends, and the many fans he earned throughout a memorable life in our National Pastime.”
He pitched from 1966 through 1988. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and the California Angels in his career.
Following his retirement, he went into broadcasting. Sutton initially called Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves games in 1989.
Then, in 1990, he was a permanent broadcaster for the Braves. He then left the Braves following the 2006 season.
Sutton went to work with Washington Nationals before coming back to the Braves late in his broadcasting career.
The Dodgers retired his No. 20 jersey. Also, the Braves have Sutton in their Hall of Fame.
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