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Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

Tonko Sušac (Photos: Private album)

Tonko Sušac, a second-generation Croatian-American baseball player at the University of Arizona, was a guest this week on the All Things Croatia podcast. 

Tonko, who is a pitcher, has a bright future in the game, but it is no surprise considering he grew up in a big baseball family. 

His cousin, Andrew Sušac, played six seasons in the Major League and won a World Series with San Francisco Giants in 2014. 

Daniel Sušac, Andrew’s younger brother, was recently drafted for the Oakland A’s, whilst the third brother, Matt, played for the Croatian national team. 

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

Tonko’s father, John, also has been a big influence in his career as a coach.

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

On the podcast, Tonko talks more about his baseball future, his sporting family as well as telling the story of how his grandparents immigrated to the U.S. and became leaders in setting up the Croatian community in his hometown of Sacramento.

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

In the episode Tonko also talks about his love for Croatia and Croatian music and food, the influence his heritage has had on him and more. 

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

Meet the Croatian-American with a promising baseball future

(Photo: Private album)

You can listen to the interview with Tonko by clicking the play button below. 

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