Don Sutton is the longtime radio announcer for the Atlanta Braves.
Don was the television color analyst for the Washington Nationals on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
After a stellar Hall of Fame career that spanned 23 seasons, Sutton made a successful transition to the broadcast booth, providing play-by-play commentary for the Braves on Turner Sports for 18 years. His network broadcasting experience included pregame and postgame analysis for NBC’s 1987 League Championship series coverage.
His Major League Baseball pitching career was highlighted by 324 wins with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and California Angels. Sutton spent 15 seasons with the Dodgers, beginning in 1966. He joined the Astros as a free agent in 1981. Sutton was traded to Milwaukee in August 1982, where he pitched three seasons before being traded to Oakland in December 1984. He was traded to California in September 1985 and retired in January 1988.
One of the most durable pitchers of the modern era, appearing in more than 750 games and completing nearly 180 during his career, Sutton’s personal bests included 21 wins (1976), 293 innings pitched (1969), 41 games (1969), 2.21 ERA (1980), 40 starts (1974), 217 strikeouts (1969) and 18 complete games (1972), all with the Dodgers. Sutton ranks seventh on baseball’s all-time strikeout list with 3,574. Sutton was 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA in seven League Championship Series games, and 2-3 with a 5.26 ERA in eight World Series games. In the 1974 postseason, he was 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 25 strikeouts in four games. He also posted a 1-0 record in four All-Star appearances without allowing a run.
Sutton was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1998. He was named National League Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News in 1966, going 12-12 with a 2.99 ERA and 209 strikeouts for the Dodgers. He was named the Texas League Player of theYear in 1965 at Albuquerque with a 15-6 record and 2.78 ERA.
Born in Clio, Ala., Don and his wife Mary have one daughter, Jacqueline. Don has two other children, Daron and Staci.