Daron Sutton (born October 21, 1969) is the former television play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball. Sutton is also the son of former pitching great and Hall of Famer Don Sutton. Prior to moving to Arizona, he served for five years as the television voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, and prior to coming to Milwaukee in 2002, he was one of the radio voices of the then-Anaheim Angels, working alongside current Detroit Tigers television play-by-play broadcaster Mario Impemba. Sutton replaced play-by-play voice Matt Vasgersian (who left to become the TV voice of the San Diego Padres).
While working in Milwaukee, he also began broadcasting Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball games, a job he continues to this day. Sutton had previously expressed that it has been his career dream to work in Milwaukee, having spent some of his teenage years living there during the time his father pitched for the Brewers.
Daron had the opportunity to work alongside his father as a member of the Atlanta Braves broadcast team from 1997 to 1999, including hosting pre-game and post-game shows and play-by-play work for Braves telecasts on Fox Sports Net South. While working in Atlanta, he also broadcast many Southeastern Conference sporting events, including basketball, gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. He graduated from Auburn University-Montgomery in 1992 with a degree in communications. In 2003, Sutton received a Chicago/Midwest chapter Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence on Camera. He also was nominated two other times (1999 and 2004) for regional Emmy Awards in similar capacities.
He began his broadcasting career upon graduating from college, working in various capacities for the CNN networks, including as a sports anchor in 1994. Sutton was also a Minor League baseball player in the Angels and Braves organizations in 1992.
Sutton was released from his contract by the Brewers amicably on October 23, 2006, as he had sought to pursue other options. He was mentioned as a possible replacement for Thom Brennaman for the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed a five-year contract, with a three-year club option, to replace Brennaman on November 1, 2006.
Sutton was the voice of the Diamondbacks until June 2012, when he was suspended for reported insubordination. He was temporarily removed from Fox Sports regional broadcasts, but has continued to handle play-by-play duties on national broadcasts of Fox Sports Game of the Week after departing the Diamondbacks. In October 2012, it was announced that neither Sutton nor Mark Grace would not be returning to the booth for the Diamondbacks. For 2013, he was replaced by Steve Berthiaume who was an anchor for ESPN.
In recent years, Sutton has continued to broadcast Fox Baseball, Fox Sports 1 High School and College Football, Pac12 Network Basketball and Fox College Sports College Baseball, while serving as a spokesman for Perfect Game, hosting a weekly show on MLB Network Radio and writing for Baseball Prospectus.
Sutton resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is married Carol Wilsey. His daughters are Abbey and Lilly Sutton. His stepdaughters Tori and Lexi, daughters of Carol.
Among the various charities that he participates in, Sutton also hosts an annual charity golf tournament in the Phoenix area, which benefits the Southwest Autism Resource and Research Center, Sutton's Stroke for the Little Folks.
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