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Don Sutton

Donald Howard Sutton (Black & Decker)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama, United States
High School: Gonzalez Tate HS (Pensacola, FL)
Schools: Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL), Mississippi College (Clinton, MS), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Whittier College (Whittier, CA)

Major League Stats


Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1965 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A LAD 23 7 .767 2.35 2.82 31 31 24 3 249.0 210 78 65 12 45 2 239 9 0 4 1.024 7.6 0.4 1.6 8.6 5.31
1965 20 -0.9 Santa Barbara CALL A LAD 8 1 .889 1.50 1.93 10 10 8 1 84.0 59 18 14 1 15 0 101 3 0 0 0.881 6.3 0.1 1.6 10.8 6.73
1965 20 -3.0 Albuquerque TL AA LAD 15 6 .714 2.78 3.27 21 21 16 2 165.0 151 60 51 11 30 2 138 6 0 4 1.097 8.2 0.6 1.6 7.5 4.60
1966 21 -6.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 12 12 .500 2.99 3.27 37 35 0 6 2 0 225.2 192 82 75 19 52 6 209 3 0 5 916 1.081 7.7 0.8 2.1 8.3 4.02
1967 22 -5.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 11 15 .423 3.95 4.10 37 34 2 11 3 1 232.2 223 106 102 18 57 9 169 6 0 3 962 1.203 8.6 0.7 2.2 6.5 2.96
1968 23 -3.1 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 1 1 .500 1.12 1.12 2 2 0 0 16.0 11 2 2 0 5 1 19 0 0 0 1.000 6.2 0.0 2.8 10.7 3.80
1968 23 -4.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 11 15 .423 2.60 2.77 35 27 6 7 2 1 207.2 179 64 60 6 59 14 162 2 3 4 847 1.146 7.8 0.3 2.6 7.0 2.75
1969 24 -3.0 LAD NL MLB LAD 17 18 .486 3.47 3.77 41 41 0 11 4 0 293.1 269 123 113 25 91 6 217 3 1 9 1226 1.227 8.3 0.8 2.8 6.7 2.38
1970 25 -2.1 LAD NL MLB LAD 15 13 .536 4.08 4.39 38 38 0 10 4 0 260.1 251 127 118 38 78 7 201 10 2 9 1109 1.264 8.7 1.3 2.7 6.9 2.58
1971 26 -1.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 17 12 .586 2.54 2.88 38 37 1 12 4 1 265.1 231 85 75 10 55 5 194 5 0 5 1059 1.078 7.8 0.3 1.9 6.6 3.53
1972 27 -0.1 LAD NL MLB LAD 19 9 .679 2.08 2.57 33 33 0 18 9 0 272.2 186 78 63 13 63 1 207 4 1 9 1061 0.913 6.1 0.4 2.1 6.8 3.29
1973 28 0.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 18 10 .643 2.42 2.74 33 33 0 14 3 0 256.1 196 78 69 18 56 4 200 5 0 10 1006 0.983 6.9 0.6 2.0 7.0 3.57
1974 29 1.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 19 9 .679 3.23 3.62 40 40 0 10 5 0 276.0 241 111 99 23 80 2 179 6 2 4 1148 1.163 7.9 0.8 2.6 5.8 2.24
1975 30 2.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 16 13 .552 2.87 3.08 35 35 0 11 4 0 254.1 202 87 81 17 62 5 175 3 0 7 1031 1.038 7.1 0.6 2.2 6.2 2.82
1976 31 3.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 21 10 .677 3.06 3.30 35 34 1 15 4 0 267.2 231 98 91 22 82 6 161 3 1 4 1093 1.169 7.8 0.7 2.8 5.4 1.96
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1977 32 4.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 14 8 .636 3.18 3.48 33 33 0 9 3 0 240.1 207 93 85 23 69 2 150 3 1 5 979 1.148 7.8 0.9 2.6 5.6 2.17
1978 33 5.0 LAD NL MLB LAD 15 11 .577 3.55 4.12 34 34 0 12 2 0 238.1 228 109 94 29 54 7 154 5 0 6 990 1.183 8.6 1.1 2.0 5.8 2.85
1979 34 5.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 12 15 .444 3.82 4.34 33 32 1 6 1 1 226.0 201 109 96 21 61 6 146 1 1 4 927 1.159 8.0 0.8 2.4 5.8 2.39
1980 35 6.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 13 5 .722 2.20 2.37 32 31 1 4 2 1 212.1 163 56 52 20 47 5 128 2 1 0 833 0.989 6.9 0.8 2.0 5.4 2.72
1981 36 7.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 11 9 .550 2.61 2.89 23 23 0 6 3 0 158.2 132 51 46 6 29 3 104 1 1 0 624 1.015 7.5 0.3 1.6 5.9 3.59
1982 37 8.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB HOU-MIL 17 9 .654 3.06 3.46 34 34 0 6 1 0 249.2 224 96 85 18 64 2 175 1 1 3 1012 1.154 8.1 0.6 2.3 6.3 2.73
1982 37 8.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 13 8 .619 3.00 3.46 27 27 0 4 0 0 195.0 169 75 65 10 46 2 139 1 1 3 784 1.103 7.8 0.5 2.1 6.4 3.02
1982 37 8.8 MIL AL MLB MIL 4 1 .800 3.29 3.46 7 7 0 2 1 0 54.2 55 21 20 8 18 0 36 0 0 0 228 1.335 9.1 1.3 3.0 5.9 2.00
1983 38 9.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 8 13 .381 4.08 4.45 31 31 0 4 0 0 220.1 209 109 100 21 54 2 134 5 0 2 925 1.194 8.5 0.9 2.2 5.5 2.48
1984 39 10.6 MIL AL MLB MIL 14 12 .538 3.77 4.36 33 33 0 1 0 0 212.2 224 103 89 24 51 2 143 3 1 4 912 1.293 9.5 1.0 2.2 6.1 2.80
1985 40 11.6 2 Teams AL MLB OAK-CAL 15 10 .600 3.86 4.02 34 34 0 1 1 0 226.0 221 101 97 25 59 0 107 0 0 6 943 1.239 8.8 1.0 2.3 4.3 1.81
1985 40 11.6 OAK AL MLB OAK 13 8 .619 3.89 4.08 29 29 0 1 1 0 194.1 194 88 84 19 51 0 91 0 0 6 819 1.261 9.0 0.9 2.4 4.2 1.78
1985 40 11.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 2 2 .500 3.69 3.69 5 5 0 0 0 0 31.2 27 13 13 6 8 0 16 0 0 0 124 1.105 7.7 1.7 2.3 4.5 2.00
1986 41 12.8 CAL AL MLB CAL 15 11 .577 3.74 4.04 34 34 0 3 1 0 207.0 192 93 86 31 49 2 116 3 1 4 853 1.164 8.3 1.3 2.1 5.0 2.37
1987 42 13.4 CAL AL MLB CAL 11 11 .500 4.70 4.74 35 34 0 1 0 0 191.2 199 101 100 38 41 0 99 7 0 7 795 1.252 9.3 1.8 1.9 4.6 2.41
1988 43 20.2 Bakersfield CALL A LAD 0 1 .000 4.02 5.17 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.2 16 9 7 0 3 0 19 0 0 0 1.213 9.2 0.0 1.7 10.9 6.33
1988 43 14.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 3 6 .333 3.92 4.53 16 16 0 0 0 0 87.1 91 44 38 7 30 6 44 1 4 2 380 1.385 9.4 0.7 3.1 4.5 1.47
MLB (23 seasons) MLB 324 256 .559 3.26 3.58 774 756 12 178 58 5 5282.1 4692 2104 1914 472 1343 102 3574 82 21 112 21631 1.142 8.0 0.8 2.3 6.1 2.66
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 24 9 .727 2.37 2.85 36 36 0 24 3 0 280.2 237 89 74 12 53 3 277 9 0 4 1.033 7.6 0.4 1.7 8.9 5.23
All Levels (24 Seasons) 348 265 .568 3.22 3.55 810 792 12 202 61 5 5563.0 4929 2193 1988 484 1396 105 3851 91 21 116 21631 1.137 8.0 0.8 2.3 6.2 2.76
A (2 seasons) Minors 8 2 .800 1.90 2.44 13 13 0 8 1 0 99.2 75 27 21 1 18 0 120 3 0 0 0.933 6.8 0.1 1.6 10.8 6.67
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 20 -3.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A LAD 33 103 84 13 16 5 0 0 7 0 0 10 26 .190 .281 .250 .531 21 1 7 1
1965 20 -1.5 Santa Barbara CALL A LAD 10 34 21 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 7 .190 .370 .238 .608 5 0 7 0
1965 20 -3.9 Albuquerque TL AA LAD 23 69 63 7 12 4 0 0 5 0 0 4 19 .190 .246 .254 .500 16 1 0 1
1966 21 -6.3 LAD NL MLB LAD 38 86 82 4 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 27 .183 .202 .207 .410 17 1 1 2 0 0
1967 22 -5.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 43 84 75 4 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 24 .133 .156 .160 .316 12 0 0 7 0 0
1968 23 -3.4 Spokane PCL AAA LAD 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1968 23 -4.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 36 72 62 3 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 22 .177 .197 .177 .374 11 1 0 6 2 0
1969 24 -3.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 41 108 98 6 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 28 .153 .162 .153 .315 15 5 1 9 0 0
1970 25 -2.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 40 100 84 6 13 2 1 0 6 1 0 10 22 .155 .253 .202 .455 17 1 1 5 0 0
1971 26 -1.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 39 95 88 4 19 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 18 .216 .242 .239 .480 21 0 0 4 0 0
1972 27 -0.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 33 105 91 4 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 24 .143 .170 .143 .313 13 0 1 11 0 0
1973 28 0.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 33 97 84 6 10 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 17 .119 .167 .131 .298 11 3 0 7 1 0
1974 29 1.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 40 111 98 7 18 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 22 .184 .216 .204 .420 20 3 1 9 0 0
1975 30 2.8 LAD NL MLB LAD 35 96 80 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 20 .138 .179 .150 .329 12 3 0 12 0 0
1976 31 3.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 35 99 84 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 19 .083 .144 .095 .240 8 3 0 9 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1977 32 4.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 33 91 73 3 11 2 0 0 8 0 0 8 21 .151 .235 .178 .413 13 2 0 10 0 0
1978 33 5.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 34 90 72 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 22 .083 .132 .083 .215 6 0 0 14 0 0
1979 34 5.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 33 86 77 2 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 17 .143 .154 .143 .297 11 1 0 8 0 0
1980 35 6.5 LAD NL MLB LAD 32 73 64 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 19 .078 .092 .078 .170 5 4 0 8 0 0
1981 36 7.6 HOU NL MLB HOU 23 62 51 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 12 .137 .228 .137 .365 7 2 1 5 0 0
1982 37 8.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB HOU-MIL 34 74 68 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .162 .186 .162 .347 11 0 0 4 0 0
1982 37 8.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 27 74 68 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .162 .186 .162 .347 11 0 0 4 0 0
1982 37 8.2 MIL AL MLB MIL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 38 9.2 MIL AL MLB MIL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 39 10.3 MIL AL MLB MIL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 40 2 Teams AL MLB CAL-OAK 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 40 11.1 OAK AL MLB OAK 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 40 11.1 CAL AL MLB CAL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 41 12.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 42 13.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 43 20.1 Bakersfield CALL A LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 43 14.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 16 30 23 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .087 .125 .087 .212 2 0 0 6 0 0
MLB (23 seasons) MLB 785 1559 1354 64 195 15 1 0 64 1 0 60 365 .144 .183 .157 .340 212 29 6 136 3 0
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 38 108 89 13 16 5 0 0 7 0 0 10 28 .180 .267 .236 .503 21 0 1 7 1 0
All Levels (24 Seasons) 823 1667 1443 77 211 20 1 0 71 1 0 70 393 .146 .189 .161 .350 233 29 7 143 4 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 13 34 21 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 7 .190 .370 .238 .608 5 0 0 7 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1965 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A LAD P 31 46 12 32 2 0 .957 1.42
1965 20 Santa Barbara CALL A LAD P 10 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.10
1965 20 Albuquerque TL AA LAD P 21 35 8 25 2 0 .943 1.57
1966 21 LAD NL MLB LAD P 37 226.0 42 8 32 2 3 .952 1.59 1.08
1967 22 LAD NL MLB LAD P 37 233.0 39 7 31 1 2 .974 1.47 1.03
1968 23 Spokane PCL AAA LAD P 2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 2.50
1968 23 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 208.0 38 12 25 1 0 .974 1.60 1.06
1969 24 LAD NL MLB LAD P 41 293.0 63 19 43 1 3 .984 1.90 1.51
1970 25 LAD NL MLB LAD P 38 260.0 52 21 28 3 1 .942 1.70 1.29
1971 26 LAD NL MLB LAD P 38 265.0 55 27 26 2 5 .964 1.80 1.39
1972 27 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 273.0 53 18 34 1 2 .981 1.71 1.58
1973 28 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 256.0 47 12 34 1 2 .979 1.62 1.39
1974 29 LAD NL MLB LAD P 40 276.0 50 17 33 0 1 1.000 1.63 1.25
1975 30 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 254.0 51 24 25 2 0 .961 1.74 1.40
1976 31 LAD NL MLB LAD P 35 268.0 37 5 31 1 2 .973 1.21 1.03
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1977 32 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 240.0 45 15 29 1 3 .978 1.65 1.33
1978 33 LAD NL MLB LAD P 34 238.0 36 13 23 0 2 1.000 1.36 1.06
1979 34 LAD NL MLB LAD P 33 226.0 41 16 24 1 2 .976 1.59 1.21
1980 35 LAD NL MLB LAD P 32 212.0 51 24 25 2 3 .961 2.08 1.53
1981 36 HOU NL MLB HOU P 23 159.0 37 11 24 2 3 .946 1.98 1.52
1982 37 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB HOU-MIL P 34 250.0 51 22 28 1 3 .980 1.80 1.47
1982 37 HOU NL MLB HOU P 27 195.0 37 16 20 1 2 .973 1.66 1.33
1982 37 MIL AL MLB MIL P 7 55.0 14 6 8 0 1 1.000 2.29 2.00
1983 38 MIL AL MLB MIL P 31 220.0 37 13 23 1 1 .973 1.47 1.16
1984 39 MIL AL MLB MIL P 33 213.0 31 11 19 1 1 .968 1.27 0.91
1985 40 2 Teams AL MLB OAK-CAL P 34 226.0 44 8 32 4 1 .909 1.59 1.18
1985 40 OAK AL MLB OAK P 29 194.0 42 7 31 4 1 .905 1.76 1.31
1985 40 CAL AL MLB CAL P 5 32.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.56 0.40
1986 41 CAL AL MLB CAL P 34 207.0 34 18 14 2 1 .941 1.39 0.94
1987 42 CAL AL MLB CAL P 35 192.0 26 8 18 0 1 1.000 1.22 0.74
1988 43 Bakersfield CALL A LAD P 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
1988 43 LAD NL MLB LAD P 16 87.0 18 5 12 1 0 .944 1.76 1.06
MLB (23 seasons) MLB P 774 5282.0 978 334 613 31 42 .968 1.61 1.22
Minors (3 seasons) Minors P 36 53 15 36 2 0 .962 1.42
All Levels (24 Seasons) P 810 5282.0 1031 349 649 33 42 .968 1.61 1.23
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1965 20 Santa Barbara Dodgers California League A
1965 20 Albuquerque Dodgers Texas League AA
1966 21 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1966-04-14 1966-09-28
1967 22 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1967-04-15 1967-09-22
1968 23 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA
1968 23 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1968-04-29 1968-09-28
1969 24 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1969-04-09 1969-09-30
1970 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1970-04-09 1970-10-01
1971 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1971-04-07 1971-09-30
1972 27 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-03
1973 28 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-25
1974 29 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-10-01
1975 30 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1975-04-07 1975-09-12
1976 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1976-04-09 1976-10-02
1977 32 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-09-30
1978 33 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-10-01
1979 34 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1979-04-06 1979-09-23
1980 35 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1980-04-12 1980-10-05
1981 36 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 1981-04-11 1981-10-02
1982 37 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 1982-04-09 1982-08-25
1982 37 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 2 1982-09-02 1982-10-03
1983 38 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-09-28
1984 39 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-26
1985 40 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1985-04-12 1985-09-04
1985 40 California Angels American League MLB 2 1985-09-13 1985-10-03
1986 41 California Angels American League MLB 1 1986-04-10 1986-10-05
1987 42 California Angels American League MLB 1 1987-04-09 1987-10-02
1988 43 Bakersfield Dodgers California League A
1988 43 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1988-04-07 1988-08-09

Sabr ID: 99de681e

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