Pitching master, Don Sutton won 324 games in his outstanding career. In 1966, his rookie season, he was 12-12 and pitched 226 innings and he struckout 209 batters, the most by a National League rookie since 1911. Don Sutton pitched over 200 innings every season for 21 straight years. In 1972, Sutton was 19-9, he started 33 games and completed 18 with an ERA of 2.08. Again in 1973, he won 18 games and lost only 10, with an ERA of 2.42, including an outstanding opponents batting average of 2.09. Sutton applied his skills again in 1974 when he recorded a 19-9 record. Sutton won 21 games and lost only 10 in 1976 and hurled 4 shutouts. Don Sutton appeared in numerous League Championship games and his best was in 1974 with his two victories in a four game sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He helped lead the Dodgers to the World Series in 1974, 1976 and 1978. In 1980, Sutton led the NL with his 2.21 ERA.
His career strikeout record is 3,574, the fourth highest total in baseball history. Only 12 major league pitchers have won more games than Sutton, who won 324. Don Sutton's career; 324 wins, 256 loses, 178 complete games, includes a total of 58 shutouts and pitched an amazing total of 5282 innings, with a 3.26 ERA. Sutton held his opponents to a low .236 batting average in his long, outstanding career.