Rick Sutcliffe

Birthday:  June 21
June 13, 1984
Cubs trade Joe Carter, Mel Hall, Don Schulze & Darryl Banks for Sutcliffe
& Ron  Hassey

  • 3 time all-star (1983, 1987, 1989), twice as a Cubs pitcher
  • National League Rookie of the Year in 1979 (Dodgers)
  • National League Cy Young Award (1984)
  • 2nd in Natioanl League Cy Young Award voting (Steve Bedrosian)

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#23 on Cubs all-time list for WAR (pitcher)
Rick Sutcliff career WAR (as a Cubs pitcher):  20.2

Behind:

16) Bill Hands
17) Lon Warneke
18) Pat Malone
19) Dick Ellsworth
20) Kerry Wood
21) Larry French
22) Orval Overall

Ahead of:

24) Ken Holtzman
25) Guy Bush
26) Jack Taylor
27) Ed Reulbach
28) Bill Bonham


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WAR

1984 4.8 WAR 1st on team
1985 2.4 WAR 2nd on team (Eckersley)
1986 1.4 WAR 4th on team (Eckersley, Sanderson, Trout)
1987 3.4 WAR 1st on team
1988 3.2 WAR 2nd on team (G Maddux)
1989 3.7 WAR 1st on team

  


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This Day in Chicago Cubs History-Rick Sutcliffe

June 13, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe traded to Cubs. He'll go 16-1 the rest of the season and win NL Cy Young.
June 19, 1984
Cubs defeat Pirates 4-3 as Rick Sutcliffe records his first victory with the team.
June 24, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 5-hit, complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Cardinals 5-0 at Wrigley Field. Sutcliffe strikes out 14 and walks just one batter.
July 18, 1984
Cubs defeat the Padres 4-1 as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game, striking out 6 batters with just one walk.
August 24, 1984
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Braves 3-0 as Rick Sutcliffe shuts out the Braves on just 5 hits, with 6 strikeouts and no walks.
September 8, 1984
In New York, the Cubs defeat the Mets 6-0 as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit shutout, striking out 12 Mets batters without allowing a walk.
September 14, 1984
Cubs defeat the Mets 7-1 at Wrigley Field as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game.
September 24, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 2-hitter in a 4 - 1 win over Pittsburgh to clinch the National League East title for the Cubs. It is Sutcliffe's 20th win of the season and he faces just 28 batters in the game (minimum 27 for a 9 inning game.)
October 2, 1984
What a great game, the Cubs defeat the San Diego Padres 13-0 in the first game of the National League Championship Series. Bob Dernier led off the game with a home run, Rick Sutcliffe hit a home run and Gary Matthews drove in 4 runs. Cubs lead the Series 1 game to 0.

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April 9, 1985
Rick Sutcliffe won his 15th consecutive regular season game with the Cubs as the Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in Wrigley Field. Keith Moreland drove in both runs for the Cubs.
May 8, 1985
Ryne Sandberg hits a home run in the 1st inning and that is all that Rick Sutcliffe needs as he shuts out the Giants and strikes out 12 as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0 at Candlestick
June 7, 1985
Rick Sutcliffe pitches a CG shutout to defeat Pirates 1-0 at Wrigley Field. Jody Davis drives in the only run with HR. *************************************************************
May 23, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Astors 4-1 as he strikes out 7 and walks just one.
May 28, 1986
Cubs defeat the Reds 4-0 at Wrigley Field as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit shutout with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.
June 13, 1986
In game 1 of a doubleheader, Rick Sutcliffe is the tough luck loser as he pitches 10 innings, but gives up a run in the 10th inning as the Cardinals defeat the Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field.
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April 17, 1987
The Cubs defeat Expos 7-0 behind Rick Sutcliffe who pitches a shutout and drives in 3 runs. Jody Davis goes 4 for 4 with a home run, double and 2 RBI.
May 24, 1987
Braves pitcher, Charlie PUleo hits a home run against Rick Sutcliffe, however Sutcliffe pitches well, giving up only that run through 8 innings. Lee Smith blows the save in the ninth, but pitches a scoreless 10th inning. The Cubs win it 3-2 in the 12th inning when Andre Dawson drives in Bob Dernier with a walk-off RBI single.
September 13, 1987
Cubs defeat the Expos 5-2 as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game to earn the victory.
September 18, 1987
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-1 as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game, striking out 9 cardinals and walking just one batter.
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April 15, 1988
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-0, Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game shutout.
May 15, 1988
At Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 2-1. rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game, giving up just 5 hits to earn the win.
July 14, 1988
At Wrigley Field, rick Sutcliffe is the tough luck loser as the Dodgers defeat the Cubs 1-0. Tim Leary pitches 7 strong innings for Dodgers and drives in the only run of the game in the 2nd inning (RBI single).
August 3, 1988
In New York, the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-1. rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game to earn the victory.
August 17, 1988
In Cincinnati, Rick Sutcliffe shuts out the Reds, giving up just 4 hits and no walks as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0.
August 31, 1988
Cubs defeat the Astros 3-1 as rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game to earn the victory.
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April 4, 1989
Rick Sutcliffe wins his 2nd consecutive Opening Day for the Cubs as Andre Dawson homers and Mitch "Wild thing" Williams begins his career with the Cubs with a preview of things to come as he gives up 3 consecutive singles in the ninth and than proceeds to strike out the next 3 hitters to preserve a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field
June 22, 1989 July 31, 1989
Cubs defeat the Phillies 10-2. Rick Sutcliffe pitches a complete game to earn the victory.
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