Don Sutton, a 75-year-old pitcher in the Dodgers’ mound.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are traditionally a pitching kingdom. The New York Yankees are batters. With the sluggers released, the team can make two All-Star members 안전놀이터
They are left-handed Sandy Koufax (85) and right-handed Don Driesdale (smaller) at the center of the Dodgers’ pitching kingdom. It was so good that it was hard to tell who was the ace. The two are one-two punches who led the Dodgers to win three World Series titles in 1959, 1963 and 1965. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame side by side, and his numbers 32 and 53 are also Dodgers’ permanent absences.
There is another Dodgers legend hidden in the colorful shadows of Koufax and Driesdale. It’s Don Sutton. Sutton died on January 18 in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 75. The Dodgers recently passed away one after another, with the Voice of Dodgers’ wife, Mrs. Sandra, and the eternal Dodgers man, Tommy Lasorda.
Sutton has won 324 games in his 23 years of Major League Baseball career. He is a legendary pitcher who is tied for 14th in the multi-win category with Nolan Ryan, the symbol of fastball. In 23 years, he played for the Dodgers in 1966–1980 for 16 years. He has 233 wins, 181 losses, and a 3.09 ERA in his career with the Dodgers. In 1998, he became a member of the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Sutton’s number 20 is also a permanent absence for the Dodgers.
Koufax and Driesdale are seen as symbols of the Dodgers’ mound, but Sutton holds the main record. Sutton is the first in the Dodgers’ most wins, 233 wins, 3816 pitching innings, 2696 strikeouts, and 52 shutout games. Sutton is called “Miston Consistency.” Clayton Kershaw, who won the Cy Young Award three times, also has a hard time breaking Sutton’s record. Sutton also played for the California Angels, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Houston Astros, and the Oakland Ace.
After his retirement, he became a commentator for the Atlanta Braves. “Today, we are great players, great commentators, and we lost the most important person,” said Dodgers President Stan Caston.