Baseball Hall of Famer and 300-game winner Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame right-hander Don Sutton, who won 324 games and struck out 3,574 batters over 23 seasons in the major leagues from 1966 to 1988, has died at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer. 

His son Daron revealed on Twitter that Sutton died in his sleep on Monday night at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.

Sutton spent the first 15 seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the franchise’s all-time leader with 233 wins. He also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s and California Angels before returning to the Dodgers for his final season. 

Overshadowed by Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale when he first reached the majors in 1966, Sutton was perhaps best known for his durability and consistency. The four-time All-Star never missed his turn in the rotation over 756 starts – the third-most all-time behind only Cy Young and Nolan Ryan. 

“When you gave him the ball, you knew one thing – your pitcher was going to give you everything he had,” Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said of Sutton.

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