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
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
Ole Diz faced a batting order that included three men who went on to get their Cooperstown plaques: Turkey Stearnes, Mule Suttles, and Biz Mackey. The Cardinals hurler went 7 innings, giving up five hits and a pair of runs.
Third baseman Suttles went 1-for-4 with two runs batted in.
Satchel struck out 7, allowed two runs on two hits, and left with a no-decision after four innings. The MLB crew pushed across three more runs off of Chet Brewer to gain a 5-4 victory.
Five men have adorned their signatures to the lineup including Paige, Vaughan, Camilli, Berger, and Tuck Stainback.
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