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 teams 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. 

Late American baseball athlete, Don Sutton
Caption: Late American baseball athlete, Don Sutton (Photo: Emerald Cost Magazine)

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 in 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.

How did Don Sutton Die?

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;
"Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night. He worked as hard as anyone I've ever known and he treated those he encountered with great respect...and he took me to work a lot. For all these things, I am very grateful. Rest In Peace."

Don Sutton Personal Life

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 involve in an extramarital affair. The couple was together until Don died because of cancer. 

What's Don Sutton Net Worth? 

Don Sutton had earned an estimated net worth of $20 Million at the time of his death. 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

In his long career, he had a player for teams like Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, and Houston Astros. He had played as a professional baseball pitcher for 23 seasons in 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 worked as a sportscaster for several reputed networks including TBS, Z Channel, and NBC.