48. Rick Sutcliffe
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 21, 1956 in Independence, MO USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'7"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 29, 1976
  • Final Game: July 22, 1994
  • Rookie of the Year - 1979
  • Cy Young Award - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1984
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1987
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1987
  • Cy Young - 1982
  • Cy Young - 1984
  • Cy Young - 1987
  • MVP - 1982
  • MVP - 1984
  • Rookie of the Year - 1979
 
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There have been a lot of unlikely Cy Young winners over the years, but perhaps nobody more shocking than Rick Sutcliffe, who won the NL version of 1984.  This is not because he wasn't a good Pitcher or a flash in the pan but because he never arrived in the National League until June 13.

Sutcliffe was 4-5 with an ERA over five, and he was part of a large trade from Cleveland.  Sutcliffe immediately went on a tear, going 16-1 and propelling the Cubs to their first NL East Title.  He would later be named an All-Star twice for the Cubs (1987 and 1989), the former seeing him lead the NL in Wins and finishing second in Cy Young voting.  Before he signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 1992, Sutcliffe would rack up 82 Wins with 909 Strikeouts.

Chicago named Sutcliffe to their franchise Hall of Fame in 2021, the first year of its existence.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cleveland Indians with George Frazier and Ron Hassey for Darryl Banks, Joe Carter, Mel Hall, and Don Schulze 6/13/84.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles 12/19/91.
  • Games Played: 193
  • Notable Statistics: 82 Wins
    65 Losses
    3.74 ERA
    190 Games Started
    40 Complete Games
    11 Shutouts
    1,267.1 Innings Pitched
    909 Strikeouts
    3.60 FIP
    1.315 WHIP
    1.89 SO/BB
    23.9 bWAR

    3 Playoff Games
    1 Win
    1 Loss
    3.72 ERA
    19.1 Innings Pitched
    12 Strikeouts
    1.34 WHIP
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Cy Young (1984)
    The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (1984 & 1987)
    All-Star (1987 & 1989)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1987)
    Lou Gehrig Award (1987)
    Most Wins (1987)
    Most Assists by a Pitcher (1987)

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