On June 18, 1986, at Anaheim Stadium, 43-year-old California Angels right-hander Don Sutton wins his 300th career game, becoming the 19th player to win 300 games. The future Hall of Famer pitches a three-hitter in winning a 5-1 decision over the Texas Rangers. His only real blemish on the day was a Pete Incaviglia 7th inning home run with 2 outs, Sutton will strike out Gary Ward for the final out of the game. Sutton will finish his 23-year playing career with 324 victories and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1998.
Sutton was known as Black and Decker for his doctoring of the ball, he only won 20 games, but compiled 3,574 strikeouts and 322 career victories. Although he never won a Cy Young award he finished in the top 5, finishing as high as 3rd, 5 straight seasons. His best season was the 1972 campaign. Sutton also shares the record for being in 5 World Series, pitching in 4 and never being on the winning team. In 1986 he appeared in two games in the 1986 playoffs against the Red Sox, earning a 1.86 ERA but registering two no-decisions. During his career in 15 postseason games, Sutton pitched fairly well despite never winning it all, he was 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA and was especially tough in the NLCS.