Mule Suttles

Mule Suttles
Birthdate 3/31/1900
Death Date 7/9/1966
Debut Year 1923
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position First Base

An outstanding hitter, Negro Leaguer Mule Suttles hit .374 with five home runs in 26 documented exhibition games against white competition.

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BaseballReference.com credits Suttles with a career OPS of 1.028

BaseballReference.com credits Suttles with a career OPS of 1.028

According to Baseball Reference, Mule Suttles played in the Negro Leagues from 1923-1944. The record shows that he hit .339 with a .410 on-base percentage, and a .618 slugging percentage. The 6’3″, 250-pound Suttles reportedly used a 50-ounce bat to slug 179 homers in 906 games. That tra
In the offseason Suttles played against MLB stars to augment his income

In the offseason Suttles played against MLB stars to augment his income

Despite the color barrier, Negro Leaguers often faced off against their MLB counterparts. These contests took place in the off-season and helped augment the income of the players involved. Shown here is a lineup of Negro League stars called the Philadelphia Royal Giants. They squared off against Di
First baseman Mule Suttles was elected to the Hall in 2006

First baseman Mule Suttles was elected to the Hall in 2006

In 2005, the Hall of Fame put together a special screening committee to find people associated with the Negro Leagues who were most deserving of induction. An original list of 94 nominees was cut to 29 candidates and finally 17 new members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted in 2006. The cover of the

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