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Don Sutton was a Hall of Fame pitcher known mostly for his time with the Dodgers who won over 300 games.

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Published in New Canaan Advertiser on Jan. 19, 2021.
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February 21, 2021
He was my favorite pitcher growing up. And always was a class act.
Kevin Holly
February 18, 2021
Loved to watch the man pitch. A real artist. I have been a life-long Dodger fan. Rough start to 2021, losing both Tommy Lasorda and Don Sutton in such short order. But having said that, they both provided lots of great memories. RIP and may the Lord shine upon you.
Lowell Shaw
February 3, 2021
My favorite Dodger player! My favorite baseball player! He made a great impression on my sons and encouraged them to follow their dreams. A friendship I will treasure forever. Praying for peace to surround his family at this time.
Joyce Downs Yasumura
Friend
January 29, 2021
Rest In Peace Don Sutton, you will be sorely missed. I am a relative of Loyd & Annette McKnight. Loyd was my husband’s 1st Cousin. Prayers for your family. ♥
Pat Wilkinson
Family
January 27, 2021
R.I.P. my friend.. I remember our school days in Molino, Florida where we met about 1955. I recall us being on the Escambia River fishing together, as well as playing ball in the parking lot at Molino Methodist Church.
Bill (Ronnie) Ousley
Friend
January 27, 2021
Never forget you Don. Wonderful teammate, great competitor, talented broadcaster, world class friend and Christian gentleman. So glad we had a chance to talk and laugh together once again in 2017.
Wishing the very best to your fabulous family.
Rick Risher Pensacola / SoCal
January 26, 2021
My condolences.
January 25, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Don Sutton. What a pitcher. He will be missed by family and baseball fans.
LeeRoy
Neighbor
January 25, 2021
This young man touched so many residents of Vero Beach whem he was here with the "DODGERS". A great memory of his humble interactions with fans as he walked back across DODGERTOWN to the Player's Clubhouse. Thank you for the great memories as a young baseball fan living the dream in Vero Beach.
VERNON B. FROMANG
Friend
January 24, 2021
Thoughts and prayers. Jim Domyan Sr.
Jim Domyan Sr
January 24, 2021
My prayers are offered up for his family. There's a school I used to teach at, and I got to coach baseball there for awhile. And after the games, I'd go down to watch and root for the softball squad, which featured among others a firey, take-no-prisoners LEFT-HANDED catcher. I'd sit there sometimes, in our fold-out chairs, talking about the game with a couple of regulars. Turns out one couple was the Suttons. I have nothing but respect for him and his family.

Godspeed, Don.
P. L. Campbell
Teacher
January 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 23, 2021
In memory to a guy that changed my life. Meeting you and having you share your wisdom, kindness and caring ways, is something that I will never forget. There will be a void in everyone’s heart that ever had the pleasure of knowing you. Rest in peace my dear friend. Say hi to my Dad.... I’m sure he has a plate of pasta waiting for you
My sincere condolences to the entire Sutton family
Jan Brigham
Friend
January 23, 2021
Wow, what a humble man! Definitely not wrapped up in
his Hall of Fame honor.
And Dons wife is so kind. You and your great family have my
sincere SYMPATHY.
John Claeys
Neighbor
January 23, 2021
Class act and will always remember his skill and competitive spirit,condolences to his family and all of his teammates and fans,with sympathy,Anthony Samol
Anthony Samol
Acquaintance
January 22, 2021
May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
January 22, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss of Hall of Fame pitcher, Don Sutton. At this difficult time, may the God of comfort strengthen you and give you comfort.
Mary
Neighbor
January 22, 2021
Godspeed Don, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful baseball memories both on and off the field.
Harry Simpson
January 22, 2021
.. time in memoriam .. a fantastic pitcher and baseball player .... GOD Rest Don's life & soul ... AMEN - ALLELUIA!
Jack Lancellotta
Friend
January 22, 2021
A great pitcher, loved his matchups in the '74, '77 and '78 World Series!

Peter
Peter Felix John Lieggi
January 22, 2021
Hall of Fame Player and Broadcaster. That just doesn't due justice to what he was as a person. People like Don leave a hole when they leave. Thank you Don for being the best!
Top Erwin
Friend
January 22, 2021
A great pitcher and an even greater human being. Humanity is diminished by his untimely passing.
Saul J Kamelhar
January 22, 2021
HE WAS A WONDERFUL BASEBALL ANOUNCER IN ATLANTA. HE HAD A LOT OF CHRISMA WITH THE RADIO BROADCAST GAMES.
john westbrook
January 22, 2021
May the God of all comfort provide the Sutton family the strength to cope with your loss.
TD
January 22, 2021
Mr Sutton came to Milwaukee Children’s with the Brewers and one time he and his wife came and read stories to the children on the Hematology, Oncology unit I worked in as a new nurse. Thank you! He was very nice to the kids and their families.
Peggy Brown
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
I met Don when we played against each other in high school. He made a point to talk with me after the game. We became friends at Gulf Coast , not only in baseball , but in basketball. Don was our statistician and drove one the station wagons on road trips. I have many wonderful memories of that year. It's very sad to lose one of our Green Mansion Gang. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
Jim Prater
Friend
January 21, 2021
Don was a consummate pitcher from first day he stepped on a mound...he was a competitor and an artist. He used cunning and guile to dispose of hitters, as opposed to unhittable pitches...and he did it year after year ! He loved his craft and he lived the dream he had as a boy. I am so proud to say I was a teammate, even fir one single season, Don’s first and only season in College. God Bless Don Sutton and his family...and may he Rest In Peace !
Jim Hackendale
January 21, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are for the Sutton Family and Friends. I watch the Dodgers all the time and he was a good baseball player and a good announcer. I will miss him.
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Leslyn Lloyd
January 21, 2021
An amazing pitcher, a legend. Sincere condolences to the Sutton family, may God be with all of you at this very difficult time of your loss.
January 21, 2021
Don was one of my favorite Dodgers . I have his picture hanging in my office. Seem like a great guy. He will be missed.
Garry Whitmer
January 21, 2021
Another guy from the good days ( before Steroids ) of baseball.
Jerry Miller
January 21, 2021
My condolences to The family. Don was a great person; very friendly and down to earth. He was a great team mate . Peace to the entire family .
Elias Sosa
January 21, 2021
He was a great pitcher, great announcer & a nice man. I met once in a hotel bar Cincinnati briefly. We talked about the game a little. I saw him the next am in hotel lobby. I said hi, he stopped, but down his attache case, spoke with me, and gave he his autograph. I was just a regular fan. What a nice man!! I will always treasure that moment.
Charles Shapiro
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
Don Sutton was one of the all time greats on the field. In the broadcast booth he was a positive ambassador for baseball. I will long remember his many games behind the radio mike that he entertained us all. Listening to Braves baseball will never be the same. He will forever be missed.
God bless his family and friends, they are in my thoughts and prayers.
Garry B Smith
January 21, 2021
He was my favorite player of all time. I'll never forget meeting him, he was so down-to-earth and kind. He was an incredible player for the Dodgers. He will be greatly missed.
Josh Hamilton
January 21, 2021
Don was a generous and kind person. He always related to each person to make that person feel special and appreciated. All of his achievements are a matter of record, but he will also be remembered for relating to everybody. He made my father feel special by saying Happy Birthday on his 70th birthday. That was one of his many kind gestures over the years. As a baseball fan that was a great memory for my father. Love to Don's family at this difficult time.
Gail Brackett
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
May the words at Isaiah 61:1,2 prove to be comforting to you. God will bind up the broken hearted... and comfort all who mourn.
January 21, 2021
I grew up listening to baseball on the radio. As an adult Don rekindled my interest in listening on the radio. Just a joy to listen. Could feel his kindness as well as love for the game over the airways.
Charlie Scott
January 21, 2021
I am saddened to hear of Mr. Sutton's passing. He was one of my favorite Dodgers. May Jehovah comfort his loved ones!
Valerie Valentine
January 20, 2021
You were one of the best, thank you for all the great memories in a dodger uniform, you will never be forgotten, you are a very special person, rest in peace,
Al Mamone
Friend
January 20, 2021
Don anchored the Dodgers' rotation when I became as baseball fan, and I loved his work ethic. Never missed a start. Had a chance to meet him when I was in elementary school in 1978 and he got a job working for KNBC TV in the offseason of 1978. Solid guy and a pro in every sense of the word. I followed his career throughout and was so happy when he won his 300th here in So Cal. My thoughts are with his family on their loss. He was one of the greats.
Ron Epstein
Friend
January 20, 2021
RIP Don. You taught me so much. You will be sorely missed.
Michael
January 20, 2021
My father was a big Dodgers fan and I'm sure he saw you play many times, I am a big Braves fan and I've listened to you for many years. Rest in peace Don!
Kendra
January 20, 2021
Hated to see him on the mound against us, but loved hearing him talk about us on the air.
Donna Wagner
January 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to Mary, and children. Your beloved Don was a great man: Baseball, and Broadcaster Hall Of Fame, Outstanding Golfer, Intelligent, wise, funny, and loved by millions of fans, and friends. Don's positive personal character was the basis for his many successes and his outlook on life. Don, my friend, you will be missed, and never forgotten. Matty Bogdan.
Matt Bogdan
Friend
January 20, 2021
Wonderful man. Positive. Great ballplayer and gentleman. He will be missed.
Robert Hazeltine
January 20, 2021
I was born in 1965 so Don was in his prime all the time when I was growing up and I remember all the epic battles that he and the Dodgers had with the Yankees in the World Series and I always cheered for him and the Dodgers because I was then and am now a fan of the Kansas City Royals.
Joseph Andrew Bowden
Friend
January 20, 2021
Kent & Carol Sivadge
January 20, 2021
I was a rookie at Dodgertown when I first met Don. He took me under his wing. He was an established star but still had the ability to be friends with everyone. He even took my wife for groceries when our car was in the shop. He was a gentleman at every level. He will be missed. My condolences to the Sutton family.
Walt Adey
Friend
January 20, 2021
Condolences to the family of Don, he now joins Tommy La Sorda in the Heaven with the greatest baseball field of all
Chuck
January 20, 2021
I am a long time baseball fan since 1955 when I collected my first baseball cards and cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Don was great pitcher as well as a great broadcaster.

The family will will be remembered in my daily prayers.


Michael Dugan
January 20, 2021
To the Sutton Family:

I am a long time baseball fan since 1955 when I first cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers and collected my first baseball cards.

Don was a great pitcher for the Dodgers as well as great broadcaster.

I will remember you in my daily prayers.

Peace
Michael J Dugan Tonawanda, NY
January 20, 2021
Life long Braves fan, always will remember growing up listening to him, Skip Caray, Pete Van Weiren and Joe Simpson calling the games. Learned so much from listening to them. Definitely a sad day in baseball.
M
January 20, 2021
Saddened to hear of Don's passing. He was such a nice guy. While he was a Braves broadcaster, I took him some cornflake cookies a couple times, he loved them so much I renamed them "sutton's cookies".. and thought of him when I made some this past Christmas. Rest in Peace Don, you will be remembered and missed.
Jean Ball
Acquaintance
January 20, 2021
I have been a lifelong Dodger fan, and I had the privilege of watching him pitch in LA. Watch over us, sir!
James Hill
January 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 20, 2021
Gave & signed a baseball for me. 'Vic, my best always' DS. Ques to Walter Alston, what do ya think of Don Sutton, in minors ? " He's recoilless ." Don holds 2 Dodger records, most wins & losses. Hold 1 MLB record. 1336 at bats, without a home run. Big D only won 20 once also.

Vic Bulaich
January 20, 2021
To the family,

I would like to extend my condolences to you. Life is truly precious and when we lose our loved ones it breaks our heart. Please know that God is there as a source of comfort and strength. He will hold on to you and help you get through this difficult time. Isa. 41:10.
January 20, 2021
Dear family members;

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.

At a time like this words can’t take away the pain that you feel.

You can accept the kind words and encouragement from friends and family.

We are praying for your endurance. We gain comfort from prayer & meditation on God’s word.

Sincerely,

Phillipa Berio



Phillipa Berio
Friend
January 20, 2021
What a great friend you were never forgot to call me when you were in Cincinnati. You put me close to Major League Baseball it was so much fun thanks and God Bless You.
george benjamin
Friend
January 20, 2021
Wonderful memories and admiration of a 'Dodger Blue.' May God bring comfort to you and the family. Friends await his arrival.
Bill Sinclair
Friend
January 20, 2021
Thanks for giving some extra class to the greatest game on earth. GOD SPEED.
Norm Ballow
January 20, 2021
Remembering Don's contribution to the Brewers only year they made it to the World Series. I remember being very excited when the announcement was made that Don was coming to Milwaukee.
My prayers to the Sutton family.
Pat Harding
January 20, 2021
Don saw you pitch many a game at Dodger Stadium. You and Tommy are together again enjoying your time together again. You will be missed, you had a great career in Dodger Blue!
Joseph Kubacki
Friend
January 19, 2021
So sorry to lose such a good friend and good golfer. We met Don in the 1960 ‘s when he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth. What a great person ! Gone to soon . RIP
Gary and Glenda Panter
Friend
January 19, 2021
Gary and Glenda Panter
Friend
January 19, 2021
Boy, this is extremely sad and shocking news. Saw Don pitch many many times. At Dodger Stadium, and later at Candlestick Park after I moved north and the Dodgers visited SF. Loved Don's work as an analyst for the Braves, too.

Don was a master pitcher; an assessment that has been made by many. Including Gene Mauch. Don's strong clutch outing, when he pitched for the Brewers, beat Mauch's mighty Angel lineup in the '82 ALCS. And Don pitched for Mauch in Anaheim, a few years later. Legendary curveball (and his other "stuff" was great, too), excellent control/"location," and exceptional preparation and smarts. Watching Don pitch was.a study in poise, professionalism, talent, and the art of "setting up" and "finishing off" a hitter.

Thank you, Don. For the terrific pitching and television work, and for providing a wonderful part of the baseball viewing life for so many. Our memories of your play, and presence, will always be long and fond.
January 19, 2021
Miss you my old Chipola adversary from your ABAC Boy. That is all you called me. Even when you made HOF. Braves broadcaster at Kissimmee (Astro) spring training. Congratulations Don. Thanks ABAC Boy.
ABAC BOY
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
Got to know you when you played with the Brewers. Such a warm and friendly guy. Will be sadly missed but never forgotten. RIP Don
Arlene Gill
Friend
January 19, 2021
In abt. 1971 I went to a function where baseball legend Don Sutton was a guest speaker. There was time given for guest questions. I raised my hand and he took my question. I asked him how he would pitch to Roberto Clemente. He replied, "Very Carefully.)" I will never forget his curly hair, gentle smile, and kindness that radiated toward others. Just learned his middle name, making it even more special. May his family be comforted with his dedication, and kindness for others.
d. howard
January 19, 2021
I saw Don pitch when I was just a kid. What an inspiration! Rest in peace
Joe Dowda
January 19, 2021
I wouldnt be the diehard fan I am in South Dakota without Don. My sincerest condolences to the Sutton family and the Braves organization. Don was family and he made me love the game as much as he did. Rest in peace.
Marta Miles Huls
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
Don Sutton was one of the Dodgers best pitchers in his prime. What a shock it was to hear he passed away ? Only the great Sandy Koufax remain as the lone Hall of Famer still living & he is almost 91. RIP Don you will be missed by all LA fans.
Tony Lordi
January 19, 2021
Although I never met Don Sutton, he was my voice for the Braves. I loved his humor and knowledge he brought to the booth. Prayers for the family! Thanks for sharing him with his fans!
Bob Couch
Friend
January 19, 2021
Don Sutton was a wonderful person who loved Baseball and he played Baseball and he announced Atlanta Braves Games.He will never be forgotten ever and my thoughts and condolences go out to his family,friends and fans too.
Abby Greer
January 19, 2021
Was already missing his presence in the broadcasting booth. A southern boy like so many Braves fans he was, and certainly will be, missed. RIP Don
Jim Watson
January 19, 2021
REST IN PEACE DON SUTTON. TRULY A FEARED PITCHER TO FACE WHEN YOU ARE THE FAN OF AN OPPOSING TEAM . PRAYERS TO THE SUTTON FAMILY, GOD BLESS YOU!!
BigDeeg
January 19, 2021
A great playing career marked by unbelievable consistency. An exemplary announcer for the Braves, Sutton provided much in the way of insight, particularly on the subject of pitching. I enjoyed his time in the broadcasting for Atlanta. He will be sorely missed!
Jimmie Purvis
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
a great player and announcer, always recall Suttons rule of 3 every team will loose a third of games, win a third of games, what the team does in remaining third, determines final standing. A Fan who loved to listen to his announcing the games on tv as well as radio.
dan johnson
Significant Other
January 19, 2021
We have lost a legend. I learned to love baseball by listening to Don Sutton explain the nuances in his special way. Funny, smart, and an all time Great!
He will be deeply missed.
Joy Johnson
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
I met Don Sutton twice in my life. Once in Chattanooga at a caravan just before the 1991 season and again in Atlanta at Turner Field in 2013. He was really nice to me and I’ll never forget it. Gonna miss Don. Rest In Peace!
Billy M. Chip Hendrix
January 19, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Chris Norman
January 19, 2021
A great pitcher, a team player and a superior role model. Someone I looked up to as a boy and continued as a man. RIP sir as heaven gets a heck of a curveball for their team. Pat Cochran and family.
Patrick Cochran
Acquaintance
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