1980 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a four-year contract with the Houston Astros. Sutton posted a 13-5 record in 1980 with a NL leading 2.21 ERA. He is traded to the Brewers in 1982.
Don Sutton of the California Angels pitches a three-hitter for his 300th career victory as the Angels beat the Texas Rangers, 5 – 1. The 41-year-old right-hander becomes the 19th pitcher to win 300 games, and will land in the Hall of Fame in 1998.
Don Sutton gets into the Hall of Fame on his fifth try. With 324 wins, he had the most victories of any eligible pitcher not in the Hall of Fame. He reached the postseason with three different clubs (Dodgers, Brewers, and Angels), and struck out 3,574 batters in 23 seasons. Sutton receives 386 votes of the record 473 ballots cast for…