"All I ever wanted to be was a pitcher growing up,” said Sutton. “If you asked me where I wanted to play, I’d have said in the middle of the diamond. Whose diamond, I don’t care.”4 Those words characterized Sutton’s approach to baseball from the time he started playing in pastures and local sandlots to Little League through 24 years of professional baseball. Pitching was always more important for Sutton than the team whose jersey he wore. Abandoning any pretense of playing other positions by the age of 11 to concentrate exclusively on pitching, Sutton fell under the tutelage of his sixth-grade teacher, Henry Roper, who had hurled in the New York Giants organization. Roper taught the pre-teen Sutton how to throw a curveball and tutored him in the basics of mechanics and delivery. “I learned to throw a curve by raising my index finger,” remembered Sutton, “and digging the tip into the ball.
This horizontal style wallet measures 3.75" by 4.5 inches and has six card pockets and a cash slot on the inside. The outside has beautiful red baseball stitches to highlight the Don Sutton Autograph model glove stamping.