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1975 Topps Set Card 144/660 – #465 – 1974 World Series, Game 5

1975 Topps Set Card 144/660 – #465 – 1974 World Series, Game 5

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Card Number:  465

Date:  October 17, 1974

World Series Highlights – Game 5

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Game 5 of the 1974 World Series was the match-up clincher for the A’s as they beat the Dodgers 3-2 and captured the World Series championship.

Vida Blue and Don Sutton both gave their teams a chance to win, but ultimately, it was the home run hit by Joe Rudi in the 7th inning that would be the difference maker.  His solo blast gave the A’s their 3rd run of the game which turned out to be the game-winner.

 

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

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

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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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1975 Topps Set Card 93/660 – #462 – World Series Highlights – Game 2

1975 Topps Set Card 93/660 – #462 – World Series Highlights – Game 2

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Card Number:  462

Date:  October 13, 1974

World Series Highlights – Game 2

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Winning by a score of 3 to 2, the Dodgers evened up the series with the A’s.  Don Sutton was the victor, over Vida Blue, with his 8-inning performance in which he allowed just 5 hits while striking out 9.  Joe Ferguson supplied 2 RBI for the Dodgers and Steve Yeager added another.

 

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!!

1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 50/660 – #361 – Dodgers Team Card

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Card Number:  361

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager: Walter Alston

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The Dodgers finished in second place in the NL West with their 88-74 record. The offensive leaders of the club were Steve Garvey and Ron Cey with their 18 and 25 home runs.  The pitching leaders of the Dodgers were Andy Messersmith, Burt Hooton, and Don Sutton with their respective 19, 18, and 16 wins.

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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.

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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!!