Don Sutton’s Career Stats
Don Sutton, a right-handed baseball pitcher, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 for his long and illustrious career. He was renowned for his dependable ability to throw lots of strikes, which allowed him to have a lengthy and successful career in baseball.
Sutton’s career stats are impressive. He had an all-time career record of 324-256 with a 3.26 era, 580 complete games, and 35 shutouts. He is also among just 11 pitchers who have recorded 4,000 or more innings pitched in all of major league history. He finished with 3,574 strikeouts, which ranks him fifth all-time in major league history. He stands fourth all-time in games started and eighth in games pitched, and was the first pitcher to ever defeat all 30 teams in the majors.
Awards and Honors
Don Sutton was a 4x All-Star and 4x Gold Glove Award winner who was ranked in the top 20 in Cy Young Award voting 8 times in his career. He also achieved the following honors during his career:
- 10x Led NL in Innings Pitched (1968, 1972-76, 1979, 1981, 1983)
- 7x Led NL in Strikeouts (1970, 1972, 1974-76, 1979)
- 7x Led NL in Starts (1970, 1973, 1975-76, 1979, 1981, 1983)
- 3x Led NL in Games Started (1971, 1975, 1981)
- 2x Led NL in Wins (1972, 1978) and CG (1974, 1976)
Don Sutton provided consistent strong play over the course of his career, offering his team an excellent chance to clinch a win. He has since been a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Radio broadcast team and was a professional pitching instructor for a time as well. His incredible career contributions and influence on the game of baseball earned him a place in the coveted Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.