Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Don Sutton Gets Bobblehead Number Four


The Dodgers finally announced who will get bobblehead number four in the 2013 series. Hall of Famer Don Sutton will get that honor on Thursday, June 6. The Dodgers will be playing the Atlanta Braves that night and Sutton just happens to be on the Barvos' broadcast team.

From Dodgers.com:

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton will be honored with a Bobblehead Night on June 6, when the Dodgers host the Atlanta Braves.

Sutton, now a Braves announcer but for 16 seasons a mainstay of the Dodgers' rotation, has been added to an expanded lineup of 10 bobbleheads for the 2013 season.
The collection consists of Hanley Ramirez on April 30 (vs. COL), Matt Kemp on May 14 (vs. WSH), Jaime Jarrín on May 25 (vs. STL), Sandy Koufax on June 27 (vs. PHI), Adrian Gonzalez on July 11 (vs. COL), Vin Scully on July 25 (vs. CIN), Hideo Nomo on Aug. 10 (vs. TB), Rick Monday on Aug. 27 (vs. CHC) and Magic Johnson on Sept. 12 (vs. SF).
Sutton, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, still holds the Dodgers franchise record for wins (233), starts (533), games (550), strikeouts (2,696), innings pitched (3,814) and shutouts (52). He won 324 games in his career and was a four-time All-Star, and the Midsummer Classic's MVP Award in 1977.

I never expected Don Sutton to get one of the ten bobbles, but I think it was a great choice by the Dodgers.

11 comments:

  1. He is in the Hall and totally deserves one. I hope he has a curly 'fro like he had in the 80s.

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  2. Wonder if it will come with sandpaper.
    haha

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  3. Spiegel - I pray the bobble has the white man afro.

    Greg - I don't think it's ever gonna happen. Now he's so far on the depth chart Greinke, Beckett and Ryu will probably get one before he does.

    Matthew - That would be awesome!

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    1. Beckett is gone after this season so at least he jumps him but Kershaw will get another before Chad gets his first I think

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    2. Not that I don't think Chad should get one, it's just that the Dodgers will sell more tickets with different names.

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  4. DodgersClippersBruinsFanFebruary 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Sutton is very under rated in my opinion and I'm glad the dodgers gave him some recognition. Besides the retired number.

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    1. Very under rated. That why I was surprised to see Sutton.

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  5. Next year they should give out a Walter O'Malley and Peter O'Malley bobblehead. They should also give out a Piazza one. I sure wished they never had traded him.

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  6. Next year they should give out a Walter O'Malley and Peter O'Malley bobblehead. They should also give out a Piazza one. I sure wished they never had traded him.

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