The high point of Gutteridge's career came on his second day as a Cardinal, in 1936.
In a double-header in Ebbets Field, the rookie got six hits, including an inside-the-park
HR, and stole home twice. One of 70 players to play for both the Cardinals and Browns,
Gutteridge was a pepperpot second baseman on the Browns' lone pennant-winner in 1944.
On June 30, 1944, Gutteridge took part in five double plays in one game, setting
a since-surpassed AL second basemen's record. Coaching for the White Sox when Al
Lopez retired on May 4, 1969, Gutteridge replaced him and stayed at the helm until
he was fired in September 1970.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 2, 1969: Al Lopez (840-650) resigns as White Sox manager for health reasons. Don Gutteridge takes over. The Sox will lose tomorrow, 3–1, to the Twins in Gutteridge's first game as skipper.
»September 15, 1970: The White Sox hire manager Chuck Tanner from the Pacific Coast League. He replaces Don Gutteridge, who had been fired on September 3rd. Coach Bill Adair ran the team in the interim.