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Don Sutton

Full Name: Donald Howard Sutton
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: MLB All-Star in 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers

Born: April 2, 1945
Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Died: January 18, 2021 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Cancer


Historical Events

  • 1969-08-10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 1977-07-19 48th MLB All Star Game, Yankee Stadium, NYC, NY: NL wins, 7-5; MVP: Don Sutton, LA Dodgers, P
  • 1977-08-18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • 1978-07-14 Umpire Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
  • 1980-12-03 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • 1983-06-24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • 1986-06-09 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago WS (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park
  • 1986-06-18 California Angels'Don Sutton becomes 19th MLB pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1998-01-06 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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