Rick Sutcliffe

Biography: A right-handed pitcher who spent nearly twenty years in Major League Baseball, Rick Sutcliffe was a well-known player who had a great prescence in both the American League and the National League throughout his career. Sutcliffe began his career in 1976 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the year in which he won the Rookie of the Year Award. He played for the Dodgers through 1981, after which he was traded to the Cleveland Indians, where he played in 1982 and 1983. After these brief stints, Sutcliffe began the most well-known part of his career when he was traded in the middle of 1984 to the Chicago Cubs. In that year, the Cubs went the National League Championship and Sutcliffe won the Cy Young Award. Sutcliffe also helped the Cubs to a playoff run in 1989, in which he was selected to his third All-Star Game. After a few more years, Sutcliffe ended his career with the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals. Sutcliffe is now a color commentator at baseball games forA right-handed pitcher who spent nearly twenty years in Major League Baseball, Rick Sutcliffe was a well-known player who had a great prescence in both the American League and the National League throughout his career. Sutcliffe began his career in 1976 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the year in which he won the Rookie of the Year Award. He played for the Dodgers through 1981, after which he was traded to the Cleveland Indians, where he played in 1982 and 1983. After these brief stints, Sutcliffe began the most well-known part of his career when he was traded in the middle of 1984 to the Chicago Cubs. In that year, the Cubs went the National League Championship and Sutcliffe won the Cy Young Award. Sutcliffe also helped the Cubs to a playoff run in 1989, in which he was selected to his third All-Star Game. After a few more years, Sutcliffe ended his career with the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals. Sutcliffe is now a color commentator at baseball games for ESPN. Despite never making it to the World Series, Sutcliffe is still well-remembered by players today for his accomplishments in the 1980s and 90s. Expand