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1975 Topps Set Card 137/660 – #220 – Don Sutton, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 137/660 – #220 – Don Sutton, Dodgers

Progress: 137/660

Player Name:  Don Sutton

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  23 seasons, 1966-88

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Don Sutton started 35 games for the Dodgers in 1975.  He compiled a record of 16-13 with complete games and 4 shutouts.  Sutton threw 254 innings in 1975, allowing 202 hits with 87 runs scored.  He also struck out 175 batters while walking just 62.  Sutton was selected as an All-Star in ’75.

Notes From Career:   Hall of Famer, Don Sutton won 324 games during his 23-season major league career.  He was a 4-time All-Star pitcher and finished in the Top 5 for the Cy Young Award during five different seasons.  Sutton has a career ERA of 3.26 and he has 178 complete games and 58 shutouts to his credit.  He is also member of the ‘3,000 Strikeouts Club’ as he has posted 3,574 K’s – 7th on the All-time list.

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Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton turns 69 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998. With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons. With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

Did You Know…

Don Sutton was the winning pitcher of the first ever game played on artificial turf. On April 18, 1966, Sutton and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Houston Astros 6-3 in the Houston Astrodome.

Don Sutton

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton truns 68 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998. With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons. With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

My First Time – Don Sutton – April 14, 1966

My First Time – Don Sutton – April 14, 1966

The Setting – Dodger Stadium.  Los Angeles, CA.

From Sutton – ‘The best way that I can describe it is that I was completely prepared and at peace.  Like a final exam you’ve got all year to study for.  The day finally comes and you know you’re ready’.

The Boxscore – Astros 4, Dodgers 2.  Sutton throws 7 innings while allowing 7 hits and 3 runs.  He struck out 7 batters and walked just 1.

 

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton truns 67 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998.  With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons.  With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton truns 66 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998.  With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons.  With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

Did You Know…

Don Sutton struck out the most batters(3,574) without ever leading the league and also tied with Nolan Ryan for most career wins(324) by a pitcher who never won a Cy Young Award.  Sutton also pitched 5,282.1 innings and allowed 472 home runs – the fourth highest total ever – but never hit a home run in his 1,354 at-bats as a hitter.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’.

My take – One of the most consistent pitchers of his era, Sutton’s career tallies are on par with the greatest pitchers of his era!!

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #29

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #29

1966 Topps – Card #288 – AKA – ‘The Don Sutton Rookie Card’

Bill Singer – Singer, a 2-time All-Star and 14-year veteran, had a solid career as a starting pitcher.  With 308 starts to his credit, Singer finished his playing days with a 118-127 record alongside 94 complete games.  He compiled a 3.39 ERA while also tallying 1,515 strikeouts.  Playing for 14 years and with 6 different teams, Singer never made it to the post-season. 

Don Sutton – Hall of Famer Don Sutton started 756 major league games over the course of 23 seasons.  With a record of 324-256, Sutton took his teams to the post-season often.  Sutton played in 4 World Series contests; losing all 4 times.  He is a 4-time All-Star and finished in the Top 5 in the Cy Young Award voting five consecutive years from 1972-1976.