Don Sutton Returns To Braves Broadcast Booth

8:18 PM, Jan 27, 2009   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have brought back Hall-of-Fame pitcher Don Sutton to be a member of their radio broadcast team. 

Sutton has spent the past two seasons as part of the Washington Nationals television broadcast team after spending 18 seasons broadcasting Braves games.  He will be paired with Jim Powell who spent the last 13 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.  

"We are truly happy to have Don back in our broadcasting booth," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves Executive Director of Sales and Marketing.  "We think together with Jim they can continue the great broadcasting tradition here at the Braves."   

Sutton's 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. 

Sutton was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1998.        

"I have always loved the Braves, the city of Atlanta and the fans.  It feels like returning home for me and my family," said Sutton.  "Radio is such a big part of the Braves history, that I approach this with great respect and admiration.  Every time I sit behind the microphone I will be reminded of how much I will always owe Ernie, Skip and Pete."

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