Mule Suttles

Mule Suttles

About Mule Suttles

George 'Mule' Suttles (March 31, 1901 July 9, 1966) was an American first baseman and outfielder in Negro league baseball, most prominently with the Birmingham Black Barons, St. Louis Stars and Newark Eagles. Best known for his power hitting, Suttles was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Born in Edgewater, Alabama, Suttles played one game for the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants in 1921, and broke into the Negro National League in 1923 with the Birmingham Black Barons. Suttles was renowned for hitting for power as well as batting average. In five years with the Stars (-), he led the league in home runs twice and in doubles, triples, and batting average once each. Suttles' final seasons were spent playing first base for the Newark Eagles' 'Million Dollar Infield' with Dick Seay at second, Willie Wells at shortstop, and Ray Dandridge at third. He also managed, and was highly respected. In five East-West All-Star Games, he batted .412 with an .

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