American professional baseball pitcher, Don Sutton had played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 23 seasons. In his long 23 seasons, he had played for various team such as Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels. In his long career, he had played 324 games and pitched 58 shutouts (winning 51 of them), including five one-hitters and ten two-hitters, and he is seventh on baseball’s all-time strikeout list with 3,574.
Don Sutton Family
In Clio, Alabama, Don Sutton was born on April 2, 1945, as Donald Howard Sutton. When he was born, his father was 18 and his mother was 15. Don’s father worked as construction work, and in looking for work, moved the family to Molino, Florida, just north of Pensacola.
Belonged to white ethnicity, Sutton held American nationality. He enrolled at J. M. Tate High School located in Cantonment, Florida. In high school, he played baseball, basketball, and football. Then he attended Gulf Coast Community College and Whittier College. In the year 1963, he graduated.
Don Sutton Cause of Death
The Baseball Hall of Famer, Don died on January 20th 2021 at the age of 75 years old. This baseball legend passed away at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. The prime cause of Don’s death was cancer. Then his son revealed the news through a Twitter post that read;
Don Sutton’s Personal Life; Wife & Children
Don Sutton tied the wedding knot with his girlfriend, Mary Sutton. She is the only first and last wife of Don. They exchanged the wedding vows in a lavish private ceremony. It is hard to extract information about his wedding since Don and his wife married decades ago.
He was the father of four children shared with his wife Mary. Among 4 children two daughters Jacqueline Sutton, Staci Sutton and two sons Daron Sutton and Donald Frank Sutton III. The husband and wife married for a long time but didn’t involved in extramarital affair. The couple were together until Don died because of cancer.
What’s Don Sutton Net Worth?
At the time of Don Sutton death, he had an estimated net worth of $20 Million. As per reports, he received a salary of around $500,000 during his playing career in MLB. In the 1980s, players received a salary of between $100,00 to $1 million.
So Don had surely lived a luxurious life with his massive net worth. Also, he had invested a huge amount in various businesses. As per reports, he had property whose total value in the current market rate is estimated to be more than $5 million.
Career Highlights of Don
In his long career, he had player for teams likes Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, and Houston Astros. He had played as a professional baseball pitcher for 23 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB). This player had played 324 games and pitched 58 shutouts (winning 51 of them), including five one-hitters and ten two-hitters, and he is seventh on baseball’s all-time strikeout list with 3,574.
In the year 1988, he ended his long MLB career with the Dodgers. Then he started his broadcasting career and worked as a full-time commentator for Braves media. In his broadcasting career, Don had worked as a sportscaster for several reputed networks including TBS, Z Channel, and NBC.