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Don SuttonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1988 MLB Years: 1966-1988
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PositionsP-777Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Howard Sutton
Height6-1Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 2,1945 [73.137]PlaceClio,Alabama
High SchoolTate (Cantonment,FL)
CollegeMississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Gulfport,MS), USC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1964 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB DebutApril 14,1966 [21.012]
OrganizationsLAN [17] CAL [3] MIL [3] HOU [2] OAK [1] Awards9Awards Voting6-58
TBC Player ID18640Retrosheet IDsuttd001MLBAM ID123006
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972-1978 and Milwaukee Brewers in 1983-1984 ... The Los Angeles Dodgers retired his #20 on August 14, 1998
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts70Walks85Hittable66SO/BB88vsPower66Hitting34Durability86Team.535Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965nullA+--Rel20811.5010010000084.05918140151010000.886.32--1.6110.826.73.889-
1965nullAA--Rel201562.78210210000165.015160510301380001.108.24--1.647.534.60.714-
1965Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel02372.35310310000249.021078650452390001.027.59--1.638.645.31.7671.14
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2112122.99373526200225.2192827519522095031.087.660.762.078.344.02.5002.53
1967Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2211153.953734311321232.222310610218571693061.208.630.702.206.542.96.4232.90
1968nullAAA--Rel23111.13202000016.0112205190001.006.19--2.8110.693.80.500-
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2311152.60352787261207.217964606591624321.157.760.262.567.022.75.4232.08
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2417183.474141011400293.026912311325912179131.238.250.772.796.662.38.4863.10
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2515134.083838010400260.0251127118387820192101.268.681.312.706.952.58.5364.01
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2617122.543837112411265.0231857510551945051.087.840.341.876.583.53.5862.16
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST271992.083333018900272.2186786313632079140.916.140.432.086.833.29.6792.24
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST2818102.423333014300256.01967869185620010050.986.880.631.977.023.57.6432.63
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST291993.234040010500276.02411119923801794261.167.860.752.615.842.24.6793.30
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST3016132.873535011400254.0202878117621757031.047.150.602.196.192.82.5522.85
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST3121103.063534115410267.2231989122821614131.177.770.742.765.411.96.6773.45
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST321483.18333309300240.0207938523691505131.157.750.862.585.622.17.6363.63
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST3315113.553434012200238.02281099429541546051.188.611.102.045.822.85.5773.62
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST3412153.82333216111226.02011099621611464111.168.000.842.435.812.39.4443.47
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST351352.20323114211212.0163565220471280120.996.910.851.995.432.72.7223.46
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20ST361192.61232306300158.213251466291040111.017.490.341.645.903.59.5502.35
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20ST371383.00272704000195.0169756510461393111.107.800.462.126.423.02.6192.68
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21ST37413.29770210054.2552120818360001.349.051.322.965.932.00.8004.29
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20,21ST388134.08313104000220.020910910021541342051.198.540.862.215.472.48.3813.58
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20ST3914123.77333301000212.22241038924511434131.299.481.022.166.052.80.5383.65
1985Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak20,27ST401383.89292901100194.019488841951916001.268.980.882.364.211.78.6193.81
1985California AngelsALMLBcal27ST40223.69550000031.227131368160001.117.671.712.274.552.00.5004.89
1986California AngelsALMLBcal20,27ST4115113.74343403100207.0192938631491164131.168.351.352.135.042.37.5774.35
1987California AngelsALMLBcal20ST4211114.70353411000191.21991011003841997071.259.341.781.934.652.41.5005.17
1988Bakersfield DodgersCalifA+lan-ST43014.02330000015.2169703190001.219.19--1.7210.916.33.000-
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20ST43363.9216160000087.0914438730442411.399.380.723.094.531.47.3333.87
MLB Totals - 23 Season(s)Filter3242563.2677475618178581255275.04692210419144721343357411221821.147.990.802.296.092.66.5590.62
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2492.37363330000280.223789740532770001.037.60--1.708.885.23.727-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter111.13202000016.0112205190001.006.19--2.8110.693.80.500-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1562.78210210000165.015160510301380001.108.24--1.647.534.60.714-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter821.9013310000099.27527210181200000.936.77--1.6310.846.67.800-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2331813.0955053317156521253811.032911450131130999626968617621.127.760.732.356.362.71.563-
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter28244.16747314100429.04182071997598231111101.208.741.572.054.832.36.538-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter26263.86717107100486.2488233209531233136181.259.010.982.275.782.54.500-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24172.825050010300353.230112611116752433221.067.660.411.916.183.24.585-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1383.89292901100194.019488841951916001.268.980.882.364.211.78.619-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.26323117200220.0195888020561495131.147.990.802.296.092.66.5420.62
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1972.37282260000220.018670580422170001.037.60--1.708.885.23.731-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p21388241520020012712001.183.202.207.40917286.273.024.037.1851.1631.4027.000.000.0013.33
1967Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p22437541020040022407000.133.156.160.31612284.196.027.053.1462.3828.5712.000.000.0020.00
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p23366231100030022206201.177.197.177.37411072.262.000.032.1722.7830.5611.000.000.000.00
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p24419861500030002819005.153.162.153.315150108.214.000.000.1460.0025.930.000.000.000.00
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p254084613210610102215001.155.253.202.455173100.210.047.179.22210.0022.002.200.000.0023.08
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p26398841920070031804000.216.242.239.48121295.271.023.057.2233.1618.956.000.000.0010.53
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p273391413000100224111000.143.170.143.313130105.194.000.022.1491.9022.8612.000.000.000.00
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p28338461010050051707103.119.167.131.29811197.147.012.071.1455.1517.533.400.000.0010.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p29409871820070032219003.184.216.204.420202111.237.020.051.1992.7019.827.330.000.0011.11
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p303580411100300420012003.138.179.150.32912196.183.012.063.1604.1720.835.000.000.009.09
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p3135842710030061909003.083.144.095.2398199.108.012.083.1246.0619.193.170.000.0014.29
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p323373311200800821010002.151.235.178.41313291.212.027.137.2028.7923.082.630.000.0018.18
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p33347216000300422014000.083.132.083.2156090.120.000.056.1094.4424.445.500.000.000.00
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p34337721100030011708001.143.154.143.29711086.183.000.013.1371.1619.7717.000.000.000.00
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p3532643500010011908004.078.092.078.1705073.111.000.016.0811.3726.0319.000.000.000.00
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20p3623511700030051215002.137.228.137.3657062.179.000.098.1888.0619.352.400.000.000.00
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20p37276831100010022504000.162.186.162.34811074.256.000.029.1622.7033.7812.500.000.000.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20p431623120001001606000.087.125.087.2122030.118.000.043.1053.3320.006.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter611135464195151064106036561363029.144.183.157.340212161559.197.013.058.0003.8523.416.080.000.008.21
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter561123560177151060105332851273027.143.181.157.338194161423.195.014.057.0003.7223.056.190.000.009.04
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5011941800040073719002.151.205.151.356180136.220.000.059.0005.1527.215.290.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162359175240017001697236108.144.183.157.340564413.197.013.058.0003.8523.416.080.000.008.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21P37-225832234240.9521.080.18-----3897.422.8
1967Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22P37-232731123938.9741.030.16-----4386.022.8
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23P35-20712251-3837.9741.060.18-----3697.221.6
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24P41-2931943136362.9841.510.21-----41100.025.3
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25P38-2602128315249.9421.290.19-----4095.023.6
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26P38-2652726255553.9641.390.20-----3997.423.5
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27P33-2721834125352.9811.580.1915478.9133100.021.3
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28P33-2561234124746.9791.390.1817481.0333100.020.5
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29P40-2761733-150501.0001.250.18-----40100.024.7
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30P35-25424252-5149.9611.400.19-----35100.021.6
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31P35-267531123736.9731.030.13-----35100.021.6
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32P33-2401529134544.9781.330.18-----33100.020.4
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33P34-2381323-236361.0001.060.15-----34100.021.0
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34P33-2261624124140.9761.210.18-----33100.020.4
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35P32-2122425235149.9611.530.23-----32100.019.6
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou36P23-1581124233735.9461.520.22-----23100.020.9
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37P27-1951620123736.9731.330.18-----27100.016.7
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil37P7-5468-114141.0002.000.26-----7100.04.3
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil38P31-2201323113736.9731.160.16-----31100.019.1
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil39P33-2121119113130.9680.910.14-----33100.020.5
1985Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40P29-194731414238.9051.310.20-----29100.017.9
1985California AngelsALMLBcal40P5-3111--221.0000.400.06-----5100.03.1
1986California AngelsALMLBcal41P34-2071814213432.9410.940.15-----34100.021.0
1987California AngelsALMLBcal42P35-191818-126261.0000.740.14-----35100.021.6
1988Bakersfield Dodgers CalifA+lan43P3--2---221.0000.67------3100.02.1
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43P16-875121-1817.9441.060.20-----16100.09.9
MLB Totals for P - 23 season(s)-   P774-52723346133142978947.9681.220.1832880.047740.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--2---221.0000.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2137----------
1967Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2237----------
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2335----------
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2441----------
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2538----------
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2638----------
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2733----------
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2833----------
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2940----------
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3035----------
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3135----------
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3233----------
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3334----------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3433----------
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3532----------
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3623----------
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3727----------
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil377----------
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3831----------
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3933----------
1985Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak4029----------
1985California AngelsALMLBcal405----------
1986California AngelsALMLBcal4134----------
1987California AngelsALMLBcal4235----------
1988Bakersfield Dodgers CalifA+lan433----------
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4316----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB29200.5321017.07121300.533.710.001.066.886.500.001.000
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB29102.7720013.09431200.926.230.002.088.314.000.001.000
1977Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB32101.001109.0910401.009.000.000.004.0000.001.000
1977Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB32103.9421016.01777301.509.560.003.941.690.430.001.000
1978Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB33016.351005.2742001.7311.120.003.180.000.000.00.000
1978Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB33027.5020012.017104801.7512.750.003.006.002.000.00.000
1982Milwaukee BrewersChamp. SeriesMLB37103.521007.2832901.399.390.002.3510.574.500.001.000
1982Milwaukee BrewersWorld SeriesMLB37017.8420010.11291501.2910.450.000.874.355.000.00.000
1986California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB41001.862009.2621400.765.590.000.933.724.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs412.02707200049.0370110730000.906.800.001.295.514.290.00.800
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs235.26808100051.35503001528001.369.640.002.634.911.870.00.400

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2927020001001200000.286.375.286.661208.400.000.14312.5025.002.000.000.000.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2923000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3213000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3226000000001400000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.16714.2957.144.000.000.000.00
1978Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3312000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs412020001001400000.167.231.167.3982013.250.000.0837.6930.774.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs49000000001600000.000.100.000.1000010.000.000.11110.0060.006.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl44Broadcaster1606397.39428.06Russ Nixon
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan44Broadcaster1607783.48114.04Tom Lasorda
1990Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl45Broadcaster1626597.40126.06Bobby Cox,Russ Nixon
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl46Broadcaster1629468.580--1Bobby CoxLost World Series (Twins)
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl47Broadcaster1629864.605--1Bobby CoxLost World Series (Blue Jays)
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl48Broadcaster16210458.642--1Bobby CoxLost NLCS (Phillies)
1994Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl49Broadcaster1146846.5966.02Bobby Cox
1995Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl50Broadcaster1449054.625--1Bobby CoxWon World Series (Indians)
1996Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl51Broadcaster1629666.593--1Bobby CoxLost World Series (Yankees)
1997Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl52Broadcaster16210161.623--1Bobby CoxLost NLCS (Marlins)
1998Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl53Broadcaster16210656.654--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Padres)
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl54Broadcaster16210359.636--1Bobby CoxLost World Series (Yankees)
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl55Broadcaster1629567.586--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2001Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl56Broadcaster1628874.543--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Diamondbacks)
2002Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl57Broadcaster16010159.631--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Giants)
2003Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl58Broadcaster16210161.623--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Cubs)
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl59Broadcaster1629666.593--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Astros)
2005Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl60Broadcaster1629072.556--1Bobby CoxLost NLDS (Astros)
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl61Broadcaster1627983.48818.03Bobby Cox
2007Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas62Broadcaster1627389.45116.04Manny Acta
2007Montreal ExposMLBMLB-62Broadcaster.000--None listed
2008Montreal ExposMLBMLB-63Broadcaster.000--None listed
2008Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas63Broadcaster16159102.36632.55Manny Acta
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl64Broadcaster1628676.5317.03Bobby Cox
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl65Broadcaster1629171.5626.01Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Giants)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1972MLB Player of the Month (April)1
1975National League Player of the Week (August 4-August 10) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April)3
1976National League Player of the Week (September 20-September 26) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (September)2
1977MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player1
1980National League Player of the Week (April 21-April 27)1
1986American League Player of the Week (June 16-June 22)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-08-10Released by Dodgers. 
1988-01-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1987-10-30Released by Angels. 
1985-12-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-09-10TradeTraded by Athletics to Angels for Jerome Nelson and Robert Sharpnack. 
1984-12-07TradeTraded by Brewers to Athletics for Ed Myers, Eric Barry and Ray Burris. 
1982-08-30TradeTraded by Astros to Brewers for Mike Madden, Frank DiPino, Kevin Bass and Cash. 
1980-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1980-10-23Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1964-09-11ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll40750,000-97484++370,78060,000750,000
1985California AngelsTeam Payroll40750,000-97684++370,78060,000750,000
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll41890,000-85689++386,34760,0001,640,000
1987California AngelsTeam Payroll42890,000-79789++344,90660,0002,530,000
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll43350,000-2911658392,10762,5002,880,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red