The 15 greatest L.A. Dodgers of all time, No. 10: Don Sutton
Continuing our countdown of the greatest L.A. Dodgers of all time, as chosen in a vote by our readers:
Don Sutton pitched for the Dodgers from 1966 to 1980 and in 1988, and is the team's all-time wins leader. He finished in the top five of Cy Young Award voting every year from 1972 to 1976 and won the ERA title in 1980. Sutton pitched for the Astros, Brewers, A's and Angels from 1981-87 before returning to the Dodgers in their 1988 World Series title year. Sutton was released in August of that season and did not appear in the playoffs.
On the L.A. Dodgers all-time list, Sutton ranks first in wins (233), losses (181), games (550), games started (533), strikeouts (2,696), innings (3,814) and shutouts (52). He is tied for first in complete games (156) and seventh in ERA (3.09).
-- Houston Mitchell
No. 11: Walter Alston
No. 12: Ron Cey
No. 13: Walter O'Malley
No. 14: Tommy Davis
No. 15: Kirk Gibson
Photo: Don Sutton pitching for the Dodgers in 1988. Credit: Richard Drew / Associated Press