American baseball pitcherDied when: 75 years 292 days (909 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Donald Howard Sutton (April 2, 1945 – January 19, 2021) was an American professional baseball pitcher.He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 23 seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels.
Sutton won a total of 324 games and pitched 58 shutouts including five one-hitters and ten two-hitters.He is seventh on baseball's all-time strikeout list with 3,574.
Sutton was born in Clio, Alabama.He attended high school and community college in Florida before entering professional baseball.After a year in the minor leagues, Sutton joined the Dodgers.
Beginning in 1966, he was in the team's starting pitching rotation with Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, and Claude Osteen.Sixteen of Sutton's 23 MLB seasons were spent with the Dodgers.
He registered only one 20-win season, but earned 10 or more wins in every season except 1983 and 1988.Sutton became a television sports broadcaster after his retirement as a player.
He worked in this capacity for several teams, the majority being with the Atlanta Braves.Sutton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.