Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75


Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost another legend on Tuesday.

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton died in his sleep on Monday night at the age of 75, his son announced on Twitter.

Sutton played 23 seasons in the majors spending 16 of those years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also played for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s and California Angels before retiring with the Dodgers in 1988.

The right-hander was a four-time All-Star, winning a career 324 games – tied with Nolan Ryan for 15th on MLB’s all-time wins list. His 3,574 career strikeouts rank seventh all time.

Sutton pitched for five NL pennant-winning teams while in Los Angeles and his No. 20 was retired by the Dodgers in 1988. It is just 10 numbers to be retired in the team’s storied history and remains the most recent to be receive the honor.

Off the field, Sutton was a celebrity in Los Angeles – making several appearances as a panelist on the 1970s comedy game show “Match Game” on CBS.

Sutton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

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