Top Five Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Win Leaders

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Don Sutton: 233 wins

Hall of Famer Don Sutton is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ all-time wins leader. Sutton pitched 16 of his 23 years in Dodger blue as one of the greatest workhorse pitchers in baseball history. Sutton threw more than 200 innings in every season in LA and his 5,282.1 career innings are good for seventh all-time; he also ranks seventh in Major League history in strikeouts with 3,574. The four-time All-Star won between 14 and 21 games in each year from 1969 to 1978. He added another 91 wins with four other teams to finish with 324 career wins.

Don Drysdale: 209 wins

Ranking second among the Los Angeles Dodgers’ all-time wins leaders is Don Drysdale who spent all 14 years of his Hall of Fame career with the team. The eight-time All-Star pitched from 1956 to 1969, compiling career stats of 3,432 innings, 2,486 strikeouts, and a 2.95 ERA. He was the winner of the 1962 Cy Young Award with a league-leading 25 wins and 232 strikeouts. He topped the 15-win mark seven times and the 20-win mark twice.

Dazzy Vance: 190 wins

A perennial strikeout leader in the 1920s, Hall of Fame righty Dazzy Vance ranks third among the Los Angeles Dodgers’ all-time wins leaders. Though he struggled to break into the Majors with the Pirates and Yankees in his 20s, Vance broke out in 1922 as a 31-year-old in Brooklyn. He was the National League’s leader in strikeouts in each of his first seven seasons with the Dodgers. In 1924, he was named the NL MVP with the pitching triple crown of 28 wins, 262 strikeouts, and a 2.16 ERA. He was the league’s ERA leader three times overall and the wins leader twice.

Brickyard Kennedy: 177 wins

A starter for the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1890s, Brickyard Kennedy ranks fourth on the Dodgers’ all-time wins list. In ten years with the team, Kennedy threw 2,866 innings with 280 complete games in 333 starts. In his second season, he won a career-high 25 games, though he added 20 losses in the days of workhorse pitchers. His best season came in 1899 when he posted a 22-9 record on a 2.79 ERA in 277.1 innings.

Sandy Koufax: 165 wins

One of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax ranks fifth on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ all-time wins leaders list. Koufax spent his entire career with the Dodgers, leading the National League in ERA in each of his last five years. Koufax won both the pitching triple crown and the Cy Young Award three times in 1963, 1965, and 1966. In 1963, he won both the Cy Young and MVP Awards with a 25-5 record, 306 strikeouts, and a 1.88 ERA in 311 innings. Koufax struck out more than a batter per inning for his career and retired with a .655 winning percentage. He helped the Dodgers win three championships and was the World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965.


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