Tommy Hutton

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Tommy Hutton
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Hutton in 2011
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1946-04-20) April 20, 1946 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 16, 1966, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 3, 1981, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average.248
Home runs22
Runs batted in186
Teams

Thomas George Hutton (born April 20, 1946), is an American former professional baseball infielder-outfielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos.[1] He is a former color analyst for Florida/Miami Marlins baseball broadcasts on FSN Florida and Sun Sports.

Playing career[edit]

Hutton played in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1966 and 1969, Philadelphia Phillies, from 1972 to 1977, Toronto Blue Jays, in 1978, and the Montreal Expos, from the latter part of the 1978 season to his final game on September 3, 1981. He appeared in the 1976 and 1977 National League Championship Series (NLCS), with the Phillies.

While highly regarded as a standout glove man at first base, Hutton gained considerable notoriety during his Phillies career for his success while batting against Hall of Famer Tom Seaver of the New York Mets; in 62 plate appearances against Seaver, Hutton batted .320, with 11 walks, three home runs, and 15 runs batted in (RBI).[2][3]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Hutton moved from the dugout to the broadcast booth, after being released by the Expos. He worked as a baseball broadcaster with ESPN, the New York Yankees (19871988), the Blue Jays, and the Expos. Hutton appeared on MLB on Fox in 2005 with Kenny Albert during selected Marlins telecasts on Fox Sports. Owing in great part to an organizational reshuffle, Hutton retired from his 19-season-long broadcasting position with the Marlins, following the 2015 season.[4]

Personal[edit]

Hutton and his wife Debby have competed in the Boston Marathon and reside in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

His brother-in-law Dick Ruthven was an MLB pitcher from 1973 to 1986.[5] The two were teammates on the Phillies from 1973 to 1975.

A cousin, Bill Seinsoth, was a star baseball player at the University of Southern California before he was killed in a 1969 automobile accident.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tommy Hutton Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tom Hutton vs. Pitchers (Tom Seaver)". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tom Hutton BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Davis, Craig (November 24, 2015). "Firing of Tommy Hutton sparks fresh criticism of Marlins". sun-sentinel.com. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dick Ruthven Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Wagner, Steven K. (January 7, 1991). "They're left to wonder what might have been". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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