Don Sutton to enter Braves Hall of Fame

Don Sutton began broadcasting Braves games in 1989.
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Don Sutton began broadcasting Braves games in 1989.

Credit: Elissa Eubanks

Credit: Elissa Eubanks

Longtime Braves broadcaster Don Sutton will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame this summer, the team announced Thursday.

The induction luncheon will take place Monday, July 20, at the 755 Club in Turner Field, and will be followed by a pregame ceremony before the Braves face the Los Angeles Dodgers - a team for which Sutton played on for nearly 16 years.

In 1989, Sutton joined Turner Sports as an analyst for Braves telecasts on TBS and spent 18 years covering Atlanta. He left the team in 2007 and returned to Atlanta after two years of broadcasting games for the Washington Nationals.

Before his broadcast days, Sutton enjoyed 23 seasons as a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and California Angels. Sutton ranks seventh on baseball’s all-time strikeout list with 3,574 and appeared in more than 750 games - achieving 324 wins - throughout his career.

Sutton is a member of baseball's Hall of Fame and was enshrined in 1998.