Sunday, August 3, 2008

#575 Don Sutton



Why this card is awesome: Because right after Graig Nettles, here's another super veteran, Don Sutton. Judging by the 1987 Angels defensive stats, I'm guessing that's either Mark McLemore or Johnny Ray in the background at second base.

Cool stat: How many HOFers do you think Sutton faced in his career? Take a guess--how many HOF players ever stepped up to the plate against Sutton? Now click here and realize how much you underguessed by. Overall, Sutton pitched pretty damn well against the group.

Hall of Fame count: 36

7 comments:

Luke said...

That's inpressive. Longevity....

Cannonball said...

I just got the DeCinces card from the autograph contest along with the other ones that you threw in; thank you!

Andy said...

You got it! Enjoy.

Walter Q. Gresham said...

I checked the HOF stats...amazingly Nolan Ryan went 1 for 6 against Sutton lifetime with 1 homerun and 3 RBI. Wow!

Bo said...

This was a spring training game, so it must be McLemore (or someone who didn't make the majors that year). Ray came in a midseason deal with Pittsburgh.

Andy said...

Excellent foreshadowing, Bo. We have another card coming up that discussed the very same issue. It's definitely McLemore on Sutton's card.

ajnrules said...

Ah, this was my first Hall of Fame card. After Sutton was voted into the Hall in 1998, I carried the card everywhere admiring the stats on the back. I can still remember his year-by-year win totals.

The card is beaten up by now. Now that he's an announcer with my hometown Nationals, I've tried to get it signed whenever I go to RFK Stadium or Nationals Park, but without any success.