Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #61: Mule Suttles

One of the greatest power hitters of the Negro Leagues is the 61st inductee into the Baseball Hall of Immortals.

Mule Suttles was a slugging outfielder and first-baseman during the golden era of Negro League baseball, playing for several teams including the Birmingham Barons and Newark Eagles.

A right-handed hitter, Suttles’ swing and power was compared to Babe Ruth while his tape measure shots were challenged only by Josh Gibson.

Suttles was more than just a free swinger, as his lifetime batting average is estimated to have been .317 with several seasons in excess of .350.

Although many of the details of his career are lost to history, from everything known Mule Suttles is an Immortal.


For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.