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Don Sutton, Longtime Braves Broadcaster and Hall of Famer Passes Away at 75

1986: Pitchers Don Sutton and Phil Niekro are honored for being 300 game winners. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

The Atlanta Braves have lost one of their premier voices that defined their coverage for the last several decades. Don Sutton passed away in his sleep last night, according to his son Daron Sutton.

Sutton ended his Hall of Fame playing career back in 1988, however his impact on the game of baseball has continued to extend far beyond just his playing days. Following his career with the Braves, Sutton would go on to work on Braves broadcasts from 1989 until present day, although health issues did limit the frequency that he was on the radio over the last couple of seasons.

Don Sutton played for five different MLB franchises over the course of his playing career, accumulating 324 wins, a career 3.26 ERA, and 3,574 strikeouts. He will be greatly missed by all.

 

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