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Don Sutton
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Sex:M
Age:65
Birth Date:April 2, 1945
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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DON SUTTON
Don Sutton

Biography:Don Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster.

A right-handed pitcher, Sutton played 23 years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels. He won a total of 324 games, 58 of them shutouts and five of them one-hitters, and he is eighth on baseball's all-time strikeout list with 3,574 K's. He also holds the major league record for number of consecutive losses to one team, having lost 13 straight games to the Chicago Cubs.

He was known for doctoring baseballs. 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. 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. However, supporters noted that no pitcher with either 300 victories or 3000 strikeouts had ever failed to be elected to the Hall of Fame, and that his 324 wins were, at the time of his retirement, the most by any right-handed pitcher since the 1920s.

Sutton started his broadcasting career in 1989 with the Atlanta Braves on TBS, where he recently finished his 16th season. He has also broadcast golf and served as a pre- and post-game analyst for NBC's coverage of the 1987 League Championship Series.

Stats Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 185 lb (85 kg) Throws: Right Bats: Right Wins: 324 - Losses: 256 Lifetime ERA: 3.26 Total Innings: 5,282.1 Stikeouts: 3,574 One-Hitters: 5 Two-Hitters: 9 All-time Dodger leader in: Wins (233) Games Pitched (550) Games Started (533) Innings Pitched (3,814) Strikeouts (2,696) Shutouts (52) Opening Day Starts (7) LC Series Games Record: 4-1 ERA: 2.02 Total Innings: 49 World Series Games Record: 2-3 ERA: 5.26 Total Innings: 51 All-Star Games ERA: 0.00 Total Innings: 8 Record 1-0 (NL 4-0)


Chinese Horoscope for Don Sutton
Includes characteristics and Vices
Don Sutton's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1945 - February 01, 1946
Birthday: April 2, 1945

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Resilience
Enthusiasm
Candor
Conservatism
Chic
Humor
Vices:
Cockiness
Boastfulness
Blind Faith
Pedantry
Bossiness
Dissipation


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Don Sutton's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: April 2, 1945

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Don Sutton's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: April 2, 2010

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

 

 

 

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