Yes that was Sutton every year he would win his 16 or so games and have his 200 innings pitched and by the time his career was over it was a hall of fame worthy career even though others burned more brightly but had a shelf life that was wasn't anything close to Suttons.Don Sutton worked his way into the Hall of Fame. He would be on the All Consistency team if there was one. You just can't ignore 326 wins.
Sutton's passing made me think of Don Drysdale, (who my dad disliked for some reason) who made it to the Hall on 209 wins in a 13 year career. Two different types of Hall careers.
Drysdale pitched with a mean streak. He managed to hit 154 batters for a major league record. He also hit 29 homeruns. Twenty nine times a pitcher had to go back to the dugout after giving up a homer to another pitcher. Ha ha.
Two pitchers from my personal baseball golden era.