Darrell Sutherland

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Darrell Sutherland
Born: (1941-11-14) November 14, 1941 (age 75)
Glendale, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 1964, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
April 19, 1968, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 5–4
Earned run average 4.78
Strikeouts 50

Darrell Wayne Sutherland (born November 14, 1941 in Glendale, California) is a former right-handed major league baseball pitcher who played for the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians from 1964 to 1966 and in 1968.[1]

A Stanford University alumni, Sutherland is the brother of Gary Sutherland and son of minor league pitcher Ralph Sutherland. Despite being 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall, Sutherland was relatively lanky, weighing only 169 pounds (77 kg).[2]

Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 12, 1963, Sutherland was selected by the Mets off of a first-year waiver pick on April 6, 1964. He made his major league debut on June 28 of that year, facing the Milwaukee Braves. Although he started the game, he lasted only a third of an inning, giving up five runs on three hits and two walks. In total, he appeared in 10 games in his rookie season, making four starts. He went 0–3 with a 7.76 ERA, walking 12 and striking out only nine in 2623 innings of work.

Used almost entirely as a reliever in 1965, Sutherland appeared in 18 games (making only 2 starts). He posted a 3–1 record and a 2.81 ERA, even though he walked 17 batters and struck out only 16 in 48 innings of work.

In 1966, Sutherland slumped, posting a 4.87 ERA, allowing 60 hits and 25 walks (only 23 strikeouts) in 4413 innings. Despite that, he posted a perfect 2–0 record.

Sutherland did not play in the majors in 1967, and on November 28 he was selected by the Indians in a minor league draft. Sutherland made three appearances for the Indians in 1968, posting an 8.10 ERA with four walks and only two strikeouts in 313 innings of work. He played his final game on April 19.

Overall, Sutherland went 5–4 in 62 big league games (six starts), never striking out more in a season than he walked. In 12213 innings of work, Sutherland walked 58 batters and struck out only 50. For a pitcher, he was a fairly solid hitter, posting a batting average of .238.

Sutherland apparently made a much better reliever in his career than starter—he won all five of his career games while in relief. He lost all four of his games as a starter.[3]


  1. ^ "Darrell Sutherland Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Darrell Sutherland - BR Bullpen". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Darrell Sutherland". BaseballLibrary.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 

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