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Larry James Sutton

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Larry Sutton played seven seasons in the major leagues. In 2005, Sutton led the Korea Baseball Organization with 35 home runs.

Sutton was born in West Covina, CA in 1970, a few months before Jason Giambi was born in the same town. Sutton attended high school in Santa Ana, CA and then went to the University of Illinois at the same time as Scott Spiezio.

He was drafted in the 21st round in 1992 by the Kansas City Royals. He made an immediate impression in the Northwest League, slugging .597 in 70 games. A couple years later he slugged .542 with Wilmington in the Carolina League and was named league MVP.

He didn't get to the majors until he was 27, and then played with four teams in his seven major league seasons. Most of his at-bats came with the 1998 Kansas City Royals, where he appeared primarily as an outfielder. In his other six major league seasons, he was primarily a first baseman each year.

Although he was up in the majors in 2000, 2002, and 2004, he spent most of each year in Triple A ball. Most notably, at age 34 in 2004 with the Albuquerque Isotopes in 91 games, he posted stats of .373/.475/.692.

Sutton was the hitting coach of the DSL Royals from 2008-2011. He managed the DSL Pirates 2 in 2012.

  • He was with Mazatlan before going to Korea.

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