He also holds the major league record for number of consecutive losses to one team, having lost 13 straight games to the Chicago Cubs. His nickname was “Black & Decker”; legend has it that when Sutton met notorious greaseballer Gaylord Perry, Perry handed him a tube of Vaseline, and Sutton responded with a thank-you, then handed him a sheet of sandpaper.A 4-time All-Star, Sutton was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.
Sutton holds the modern record for most at-bats (1,354) without ever hitting a home run.Sutton’s legacy of consistency and longevity is an amazing feat in itself, in an age before pitching counts would lift pitchers well before nine innings.He left TBS after the 2006 season, mainly because the network will broadcast fewer games in future seasons.Sutton is now a color commentator for the Washington Nationals on the MASN network. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes).
Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors.He was born to sharecroppers at the end of World War II, in a tar-paper shack.At the time he was born his father was 18 and his mother was 15.A right-handed pitcher, Sutton played for the Sioux Falls Packers as a minor leaguer, and entered the major league at the age of 21.Don Sutton’s major league debut was on April 14, 1966, the same day that future 300-game winner Greg Maddux was born.His candidacy and subsequent election were controversial, with critics pointing out that he had never won a Cy Young Award, had won 20 games only once, and had rarely led his league in any statistical category.