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Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher Richard Sullivan Embraces Second Career As An Artist

Watercolor of Braves legend Hank Aaron by Richard Sullivan.
Watercolor of Braves legend Hank Aaron by Richard Sullivan.
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Richard Sullivan is an artist and former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Before making it to the big leagues Sullivan studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design. While there, he pitched for SCAD’s baseball team, the Bees. In 2008, he was drafted by the Braves and spent six years pitching for the organization.

In his post-MLB days, Sullivan has made a name for himself creating works of art, predominately centered around baseball. His watercolor paintings have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and are featured at Truist Park.

Sullivan spoke to “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about his career as a pitcher, his transition to being a full-time artist, and what it has been like for him to see his artwork embraced by the team he once pitched for.

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