Don Howard Sutton was born in Clio, Alabama (Barbour County) August 2, 1945. He signed a pro baseball contract to pitch with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1974 Sutton established a championship series record of 15 2/3 scoreless innings. He led the NL in shutouts in 1972 with nine, and had five one-hit games. He holds the Major League record of 20 consecutive seasons with 100 strikeouts or more. Sutton is ninth in the career list with 57 shutouts (prior to 1986). Sutton's consistency was outstanding. It is reported that he never missed a start in his 21-year career. He left the Dodgers in 1981 and has since pitched for Houston, Oakland, Milwaukee and California. In 1986 Sutton, who has beaten every club in both leagues, joined a very exclusive group when he won his 300th game. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.