March 8, 2021

Dodgers: Remembering Hall of Famer Don Sutton (Dodgers Nation)



This week, the Dodgers family lost another legend. Hall of Famer Don Sutton passed away at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer.

Team president Stan Kasten released a statement on the loss of Sutton.

Today we lost a great ballplayer, a great broadcaster, and, most importantly a great person. Don left an indelible mark on the Dodger franchise during his 16 seasons in Los Angeles and many of his records continue to stand to this day. I was privileged to have worked with Don in both Atlanta and Washington, and will always cherish our time spent together. On behalf of the Dodger organization, we send our condolences to the entire Sutton Family, including Don’s wife Mary, his son Daron and his daughters Staci and Jacquie.

The Dodgers’ all time leader in wins (233 LAD, 324 career), Sutton spent 16 of his 23 seasons with Los Angeles. A workhorse for teams in the late 60s and all through the 70s, the right-hander helped lead the club to the World Series three times, coming up short each time. By the time the Dodgers won it all in 1981, the Mechanic had moved on to join the Houston Astros. He did re-join Lasorda’s Dodgers in 1988, but the then 43-year-old was…

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