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Randy Johnson will be the Newest Member Of The 300 Club, But Not The Last

On June 18, 1986, the California Angels’ Don Sutton became the last 300-game winner in the history of Major League Baseball when he threw a complete game three-hitter to beat the Texas Rangers, 5-1.

Or at least that’s what they said at the time…

Unfortunately, I don’t have the article anymore, but there was a piece that ran in Baseball Digest right about this time, in which the author claimed that Sutton would be the last pitcher to ever achieve this feat. Other articles appeared in print right after it happened, making similar statements.

Sutton was the last of five veteran pitchers, stars of the 1960s and 1970s, who reached 300 career victories in the mid-1980s. Others who did so were Gaylord Perry and Steve Carlton (1983), and Ph...

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