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Talent Profile: Daron Sutton, Arizona Diamondbacks Play-By-Play

Thursday, April 3, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 11:55 PM, under , ,

Since Brian Powell of Awful Announcing decided to feature Daron Sutton as his "MLB Homer of the Day" on April 3, 2008, it is fitting that we start catching up with our talent and other profiles with Daron. Unlike his father Don, Daron Sutton did not get let go from the Braves broadcast team to cut payroll costs (as as been heard through the grapevine). This is Daron Sutton's profile as published by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Last updated April 3, 2008.

Daron Sutton, one of baseball's best young broadcasters enters his second season with the Diamondbacks in 2008 as the club's primary play-by-play announcer on television.

Sutton came to the Diamondbacks in 2007 after five years in a similar capacity with the Milwaukee Brewers. During his tenure in Milwaukee, Sutton won a 2003 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence on Camera from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was also nominated for regional Emmys in 1999 and 2004.

The son of Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster Don Sutton, Sutton spent two seasons as a radio play by play announcer for the Anaheim Angels, and also hosted the club's pre and post game radio shows. He also spent two seasons calling Atlanta Braves games on FSN South.

While in Atlanta, Sutton handled Southeastern Conference telecasts of men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, track and field and volleyball. For the last three years, Sutton has served as the television play by play broadcaster for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball.

Sutton pitched two seasons in the Angels and Braves organizations, and graduated from Auburn University-Montgomery in 1992 with a degree in communications.

Community involvement is a high priority with Sutton. He and his wife Kristin hosted an annual golf tournament in Milwaukee for the Autism Society of Southwestern Wisconsin, and he can be found regularly speaking to local schools to promote reading and education.

Sutton and his wife and the proud parents of two daughters, Abbey (10) and Lilly (6).

Currently have 1 comments:

  1. paparam says:

    Daron is a real class act. Knows his baseball. To bad he has to work with someone who is full of himself. Put Matt Williams in the booth for a real team.

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