Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Sutton Dead At 75


Pitcher Don Sutton, who won 324 games over 23 seasons, died in his sleep Monday night. The announcement was made over social media by son Daron Sutton. The bulk of Sutton's career was spent with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers late in the 1982 season, his acquisition proved crucial as he and the Brewers won a decisive Game 162 to win the American League East over the Baltimore Orioles. The team ultimately advanced to the franchises lone World Series appearance. Sutton closed out his career with the Oakland Athletics and California Angels. He normally wore No. 20, but wore No. 21 with Milwaukee before reclaiming his old number after the team dealt outfielder Gorman Thomas. Sutton wore No. 27 during his time with the A's and Angels. Post-career, Sutton embarked on 30 years of broadcasting, mostly with the Atlanta Braves. Throughout the 2010s he worked alongside Jim Powell on the radio call. In 2002 Sutton lost his left kidney, and later part of a lung due to cancer. Sutton's death comes on the heels of that of legendary Dodgers manager Tommy LaSorda. The baseball world has lost several Hall of Famers in recent months, including contemporary pitchers Tom Seaver and Phil Niekro.

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