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Rick SutcliffeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1974-1994 MLB Years: 1976-1994
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner

PositionsP-496Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Lee Sutcliffe
Height6-7Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 21,1956 [61.302]PlaceIndependence,Missouri
High SchoolVan Horn (Independence,MO)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJerry Cunningham
MLB DebutSeptember 29,1976 [20.100]
OrganizationsCHN [8] LAN [8] CLE [3] BAL [2] SLN [1] Awards8Awards Voting6-361
TBC Player ID18629Retrosheet IDsutcr001MLBAM ID122996
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cleveland Indians in 1983-1984, Chicago Cubs in 1985-1989 and Baltimore Orioles in 1992-1993
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts43Walks38Hittable43SO/BB37vsPower43Hitting35Durability56Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1974nullA---S/R181033.3217143720195.0794235048690001.347.48--4.556.541.44.769-
1975nullA+--ST198164.152828010000193.021411589068910001.469.98--3.174.241.34.333-
1976nullAA--ST2010113.18302648000187.018790660451210001.249.00--2.175.822.69.476-
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan48ST20000.0011000005.02000130000.603.60--1.805.403.00-2.03
1977Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-ST213106.4317161100077.0966755763484002.0611.220.827.365.610.76.231-
1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-ST221364.45302736200184.0179101911892999001.478.760.884.504.841.08.684-
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43Rel22000.0020200001.22000100011.8010.80--5.40--0.00-6.18
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43ST2317103.46393095120242.02171049316971178621.308.070.603.614.351.21.6303.85
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43S/R24395.5642103211195110.012273681055594511.619.980.824.504.831.07.2504.39
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43S/R25224.021468005047.0412421520160021.307.850.963.833.060.80.5004.71
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle43ST261482.96342776131216.0174817116981426141.267.250.674.085.921.45.6363.78
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle43ST2717114.293635110200243.0251131116231021607361.459.280.853.775.921.57.6074.00
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle43ST28455.1515150200094.01116054746583121.6610.590.674.395.531.26.4444.03
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST281612.69202007300150.012353459391553201.087.360.542.339.283.97.9412.26
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST29883.18202006300130.0119514612441026031.258.240.833.057.062.32.5003.40
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST305144.64282714100176.21669291189612213111.488.460.924.896.221.27.2634.36
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST3118103.68343406100237.022310697241061749441.398.460.914.026.601.64.6434.11
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST3213143.863232012200226.02329797187014411421.349.240.722.795.732.06.4813.49
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST3316113.66353415100229.02029893186915312621.187.940.712.716.012.22.5933.38
1990Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ST34027.82220000012.218131127120001.9712.791.424.978.531.71.000-
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST34025.91550000021.025141421274001.7310.550.845.062.950.58.0005.06
1991Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-ST35006.0011000009.012660260001.5612.00--2.006.003.00--
1991Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-S/R35129.69321001013.02314142682002.2315.921.384.155.541.33.333-
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0128.18431001022.035202028142001.9514.320.823.275.731.75.3333.86
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST35654.1019181000096.2965244445522201.468.940.374.194.841.16.5453.71
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal40ST3616154.47363605200237.025112311820741097271.379.520.762.814.131.47.5163.98
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal40ST3710105.75292813000166.02121121062374801061.7211.491.254.014.341.08.5005.27
1994Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST38015.82330000017.02514111971002.0013.240.534.763.710.78.000-
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40ST38646.5216142001067.29353491132264121.8512.371.464.263.460.81.6005.98
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter1711394.084573926572183062694.22662132412232361081167910038451.398.880.793.615.601.55.5521.14
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter45514.321311191232411787.28334623783034046116001.499.520.343.885.271.36.469-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter17215.39555057210303.23412091823017717416001.7110.110.895.255.160.98.447-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10113.18302648000187.018790660451210001.249.00--2.175.822.69.476-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8164.152828010000193.021411589068910001.469.98--3.174.241.34.333-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.0011000009.012660260001.5612.00--2.006.003.00--
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1033.3217143720195.0794235048690001.347.48--4.556.541.44.769-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter82653.7419319034011001265.011865635271054819096019121.328.420.753.426.461.89.558-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter22214.0498475162265405.238420118231174195121161.388.520.693.864.331.12.512-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter35243.928577818331553.253627224146246360165121.418.710.754.005.851.46.593-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26255.00656418200403.04632352244314818982131.5110.330.963.304.221.28.510-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter646.5216142001067.29353491132264121.8512.371.464.263.460.81.600-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14114.08373256120220.021710810019881378341.398.880.793.615.601.55.5601.14
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13144.32373349100220.02331291068951294001.499.520.343.885.271.36.481-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan48p2011000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43p234085621301170012006104.247.253.318.57127493.308.071.082.2541.0821.5120.001.0885.0019.05
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43p244427140003002503000.148.207.148.3554032.182.000.074.1746.2515.632.500.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43p251411220002002300000.182.308.182.4902013.250.000.182.25015.3823.081.500.000.000.00
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p28205631430060021805001.250.276.304.58017363.368.054.089.2643.1728.579.000.000.0021.43
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p29204341000130021002101.233.261.302.56313148.273.069.116.2534.1720.835.002.0843.0010.00
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p30295331120140021314001.208.250.302.55216360.256.094.132.2503.3321.676.501.6753.0027.27
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p313581812510610719011102.148.213.235.448196100.190.087.185.2047.0019.002.710.000.0050.00
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p32337581250161031814200.160.198.267.46520685.190.107.160.2093.5321.186.001.1875.0050.00
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p3337705102005201019010004.143.250.171.42112290.196.028.200.21211.1121.111.900.000.0020.00
1990Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p3422110000001100000.500.667.5001.1671031.000.000.500.53833.3333.331.000.000.000.00
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p3455000000002201000.000.286.000.286008.000.000.400.20225.0025.001.000.000.000.00
1991Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p3534000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p352032231002001905001.094.121.125.2464138.130.031.063.1162.6323.689.000.000.0033.33
1994Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p3833100000001001000.000.250.000.250005.000.000.333.17920.000.000.000.000.000.00
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40p381623031001000603001.130.130.174.3044126.176.044.043.1330.0023.080.000.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter3145624210222145540341432545015.181.229.246.47513827657.233.065.132.0005.1821.774.210.61140.5026.47
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter259210000002301000.111.273.111.3841012.167.000.222.00016.6725.001.500.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter259210000002301000.111.273.111.3841012.167.000.222.00016.6725.001.500.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter199415337218133240291082424010.173.229.243.47210122492.224.070.149.0005.8921.953.720.61138.3330.56
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter99124927301220052909104.218.246.266.512334139.274.048.089.0003.6020.865.800.72124.0014.81
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1623031001000603001.130.130.174.3044126.176.044.043.0000.0023.080.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622902253111228201874128308.181.229.246.4757114339.233.065.132.0005.1821.774.210.61140.5026.47
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258136000000131906000.111.273.111.3846078.167.000.222.00016.6725.001.500.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20P1-5-------------1100.00.6
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan22P30--421312825.8930.83------30100.021.4
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22P2-1-1-1111.0000.501.00-----2100.01.2
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23P39-2421824-142421.0001.080.17-----4097.524.1
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24P42-110613--19191.0000.450.17-----4495.525.8
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25P14-4768--14141.0001.000.30-----14100.012.7
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26P34-2161432114746.9791.350.21-----34100.021.0
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P36-2433629-165651.0001.810.27-----36100.022.2
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28P20-15012241-3736.9731.800.24-----20100.012.4
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P15-94711111918.9471.200.19-----15100.09.3
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P20-13012231-3635.9721.750.27-----20100.012.4
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30P28-176830143938.9741.360.22-----2996.617.5
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P34-2371254447066.9431.940.28-----3597.121.1
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P32-2262137326158.9511.810.26-----3397.019.8
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33P35-2292231135453.9811.510.23-----3794.621.6
1990Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn34P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34P5-2125--771.0001.400.33-----5100.03.1
1991Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn35P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1991Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn35P3--1---111.0000.33------3100.02.1
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35P19-961012-222221.0001.160.23-----2095.011.9
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36P36-2371124323835.9210.970.15-----36100.022.2
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37P29-166930124039.9751.340.23-----29100.017.9
1994Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln38P3--14--551.0001.67------3100.02.1
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38P16-67516-121211.0001.310.31-----16100.014.0
MLB Totals for P - 18 season(s)-   P457-26932114041725632615.9731.350.23-----4570.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P38--627313633.9170.87------380.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1976Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan201----------
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan2230----------
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan222----------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2339----------
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2442----------
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2514----------
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2634----------
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2736----------
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2820----------
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2815----------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2920----------
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3028----------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3134----------
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3232----------
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3335----------
1990Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn342----------
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn345----------
1991Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn351----------
1991Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn353----------
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3519----------
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3636----------
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3729----------
1994Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln383----------
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3816----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB28113.3820013.19581001.306.080.005.406.751.250.00.500
1989Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB33004.501006.0534201.507.500.006.003.000.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs113.72303000019.3140801212001.346.520.005.595.591.000.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB2826130011000200000.500.5001.0001.500616.667.500.5000.0033.330.0016.676.0033.33
1989Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB3312011000000000000.500.5001.0001.500212.500.500.5000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs38141011000200000.500.5001.0001.500828.600.500.5000.0025.000.0012.508.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1996Idaho Falls BravesPioRkMinorsdn40Pitching Coach723834.5284.02Donald Werner
1997Idaho Falls BravesPioRkMinorsdn41Pitching Coach723933.5421.03Donald WernerLost in Semi-Finals
1997San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn41Broadcaster1627686.46914.04Bruce Bochy
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn42Broadcaster1629864.605--1Bruce BochyLost World Series (Yankees)
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn43Broadcaster1627488.45726.05Bruce Bochy
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn44Broadcaster1627686.46921.05Bruce Bochy
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn45Broadcaster1627983.48813.04Bruce Bochy
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn46Broadcaster1626696.40732.05Bruce Bochy-
2003San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn47Broadcaster1626498.39536.55Bruce Bochy-
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn48Broadcaster1628775.5376.03Bruce Bochy-
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [8]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1979National League Rookie of the Year1
1982AL Pitcher of the Month (September)1
1984National League Cy Young Award ... NL Pitcher of the Month (August)2
1987NL Comeback Player of the Year ... Roberto Clemente Award2
1989National League Player of the Week (April 3-April 9)1
1992AL Comeback Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1993-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-11-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1992-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1991-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-06-13TradeTraded by Indians with Ron Hassey and George Frazier to Cubs for Darryl Banks, Don Schulze, Joe Carter and Mel Hall. 
1981-12-09TradeTraded by Dodgers with Jack Perconte to Indians for Jack Fimple, Larry White and Jorge Orta. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll291,260,000-17298++370,78060,0001,260,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll301,530,000-15199++386,34760,0002,790,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll311,800,000-12199++344,90660,0004,590,000
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll322,070,000-71100++392,10762,5006,660,000
1989Chicago CubsTeam Payroll332,340,000-81100++429,80262,5009,000,000
1990Chicago CubsTeam Payroll341,925,000-34296++515,727100,00010,925,000
1991Chicago CubsTeam Payroll352,275,000-78490++742,231100,00013,200,000
1992Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll362,400,000-115386++962,245109,00015,600,000
1993Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll372,500,000-130486++968,431109,00018,100,000
1994St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll38250,000-4661748957,101109,00018,350,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red