1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #10 – Don Sutton
Headline – ‘Sutton’s 19th Straight Year Of 100-Or-More Whiffs Sets Record’
The Story – Kansas City, Missouri, August 8, 1984: Brewers’ right-hander Don Sutton has topped 100 strikeouts for the 19th consecutive season, a new major league record. The former mark of 18 seasons was set by Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, 1908 thru 1926(except 1920) and tied earlier this year by Steve Carlton, 1967-1984.
My added notes – Nolan Ryan eventually surpassed Sutton and is now the record holder with 24 consecutive seasons of at least 100 strikeouts. Big surprise, huh??