Former Angel Don Sutton created special memories as a Halo

Don Sutton, Angels (Photo by Owen Shaw/Getty Images)
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Sutton would go on to be an announcer for the Atlanta Braves both on their flagship TV station of WTBS. At the end of his broadcasting career, he would be the color analyst for the Braves Radio Broadcast. Sutton was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame with 81.6 percent of the vote in 1998, and Atlanta would also induct him into their hall of fame.

Sutton’s No. 20 was also retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sutton’s son Daron would work as an Angels radio announcer in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. The younger Sutton put this tweet out today announcing his father’s death.

Hall of Famer Don Sutton was a warrior both on, and off the field.

Sutton battled gallantly for nearly 20 years as he was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in 2002. Sutton passed away in his sleep on Monday night, and fittingly it was only months after the other two 300-game winners he beat in 1986, Niekro and Seaver. Both pitchers passed away in late 2020.

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Baseball has lost another legend in Sutton. He may be gone from this Earth, but for those of us lucky enough to see him pitch and hear him announce, his memory will live on forever. Especially in the days of 1986 when the right-hander was a Halo. Rest in peace, Don Sutton. May God Bless you and your family. You will be a part of Angel Nation forever.