36. Ezra Sutton
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 17, 1849 in Seneca Falls, NY USA
  • Weight: 153 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 04, 1871
  • Final Game: June 20, 1888
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Ezra Sutton had a long career in professional baseball in which he played 12 of his 18 seasons with the Boston Red Stockings/Beaneaters.  Sutton was a solid player who may not have been extraordinary but he was solid and a for a few seasons and from 1883 to 1886 he would secure 130 or more Hits each year including a 162 Hit year in 1884, which would lead the National League.  Three of those years would see Sutton bat over .300 and he would have an overall collection of 1,161 Hits for the franchise.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop, Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1877 Season.
  • Departed: Released 6/28/88.
  • Games Played: 977
  • Notable Statistics: 696 Runs Scored
    1,161 Hits
    178 Doubles
    66 Triples
    20 Home Runs
    487 RBI
    45 Stolen Bases
    .287/.316/.378 Slash Line
    25.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Hits (1884)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1885)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1884)

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