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Rick Sutcliffe

Richard Lee Sutcliffe (Red Baron) (twitter: @Sut_ESPN)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 21, 1956 in Independence, MO
High School: Van Horn HS (Independence, MO)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 29, 1976 (Age 20.100, 11,444th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers/Indians/Orioles/Cardinals 1976-1994
Agents: Barry Axelrod [*]
Last Game: July 22, 1994 (Age 38.031)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1976 LAD NL 20 P 1 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 1 100% 33% 0
1978 LAD NL 22 P 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 5.40 0.50 .950 2.16 1.90 0 0 0
1979 LAD NL 23 P 39 30 5 242.0 42 18 24 0 1 1.000 1.56 1.08 .951 1.80 1.80 23 8 26% 34% 5 RoY-1
1980 LAD NL 24 P 42 10 1 110.0 19 6 13 0 0 1.000 1.55 0.45 .952 1.91 1.91 26 3 10% 31% 1
1981 LAD NL 25 P 14 6 0 47.0 14 6 8 0 0 1.000 2.68 1.00 .959 1.97 1.98 8 3 27% 33% 0
1982 CLE AL 26 P 34 27 6 216.0 47 14 32 1 1 .979 1.92 1.35 .958 1.80 1.80 26 17 40% 36% 8 CYA-5,MVP-32
1983 CLE AL 27 P 36 35 10 243.1 65 36 29 0 1 1.000 2.40 1.81 .958 1.80 1.78 18 14 44% 33% 12 AS
1984 TOT MLB 28 P 35 35 9 244.2 56 19 35 2 1 .964 1.99 1.54 .955 1.85 1.83 17 8 32% 34% 6 CYA-1,MVP-4
1984 CLE AL 28 P 15 15 2 94.1 19 7 11 1 1 .947 1.72 1.20 .958 1.79 1.78 9 5 36% 36% 1
1984 CHC NL 28 P 20 20 7 150.1 37 12 24 1 0 .973 2.16 1.80 .954 1.88 1.87 8 3 27% 31% 5
1985 CHC NL 29 P 20 20 6 130.0 36 12 23 1 0 .972 2.42 1.75 .953 1.92 1.92 18 3 14% 30% 5
1986 CHC NL 30 P 28 27 4 176.2 39 8 30 1 4 .974 1.94 1.36 .955 1.94 1.94 22 14 39% 32% 5
1987 CHC NL 31 P 34 34 6 237.1 70 12 54 4 4 .943 2.50 1.94 .955 1.91 1.90 35 8 19% 29% 4 AS,CYA-2
1988 CHC NL 32 P 32 32 12 226.0 61 21 37 3 2 .951 2.31 1.81 .955 1.96 1.96 26 11 30% 29% 3
1989 CHC NL 33 P 35 34 5 229.0 54 22 31 1 3 .981 2.08 1.51 .947 1.87 1.87 25 7 22% 32% 2 AS
1990 CHC NL 34 P 5 5 0 21.1 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 2.95 1.40 .957 1.81 1.80 3 2 40% 29% 1
1991 CHC NL 35 P 19 18 0 96.2 22 10 12 0 2 1.000 2.05 1.16 .955 1.86 1.85 21 2 9% 33% 0
1992 BAL AL 36 P 36 36 5 237.1 38 11 24 3 2 .921 1.33 0.97 .953 1.72 1.71 22 5 19% 34% 0
1993 BAL AL 37 P 29 28 3 166.0 40 9 30 1 2 .975 2.11 1.34 .953 1.79 1.78 17 8 32% 36% 3
1994 STL NL 38 P 16 14 0 67.2 21 5 16 0 1 1.000 2.79 1.31 .958 1.86 1.85 7 3 30% 32% 1
18 Seasons P 457 392 72 2697.2 632 211 404 17 25 .973 2.05 1.35 .954 1.85 1.85 314 117 27% 32% 56
18 Seasons TOT 457 392 72 2697.2 632 211 404 17 25 .973 2.05 1.35 .954 1.85 1.85 314 117 27% 32% 56
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1976 LAD NL 20 P
1978 LAD NL 22 P
1979 LAD NL 23 P
1980 LAD NL 24 P
1981 LAD NL 25 P
1982 CLE AL 26 P
1983 CLE AL 27 P
1984 CLE AL 28 P
1984 CHC NL 28 P
1985 CHC NL 29 P
1986 CHC NL 30 P
1987 CHC NL 31 P
1988 CHC NL 32 P
1989 CHC NL 33 P
1990 CHC NL 34 P
1991 CHC NL 35 P
1992 BAL AL 36 P
1993 BAL AL 37 P
1994 STL NL 38 P
18 Seasons P
18 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1976 LAD NL 20 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 LAD NL 22 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 LAD NL 23 40 30 40 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1980 LAD NL 24 44 10 44 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1981 LAD NL 25 14 6 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CLE AL 26 34 27 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CLE AL 27 36 35 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHC NL 28 20 20 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CLE AL 28 15 15 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHC NL 29 20 20 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHC NL 30 29 27 29 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1987 CHC NL 31 35 34 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1988 CHC NL 32 33 32 33 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1989 CHC NL 33 37 34 37 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1990 CHC NL 34 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CHC NL 35 20 18 20 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1992 BAL AL 36 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 BAL AL 37 29 28 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 STL NL 38 16 14 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Seasons 466 392 316 457 457 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1976 LAD NL 20 17 82% 24% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 LAD NL 22 9 78% 44% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
1979 LAD NL 23 1016 84% 21% 24 75% 0 18 3 13 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1980 LAD NL 24 491 85% 21% 14 100% 0 8 1 5 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1981 LAD NL 25 197 86% 32% 10 100% 0 6 2 4 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1982 CLE AL 26 887 79% 20% 24 96% 0 14 1 10 31 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 100%
1983 CLE AL 27 1061 80% 22% 22 95% 0 35 1 31 31 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1984 CHC NL 28 602 71% 22% 16 94% 0 13 0 13 21 14 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1984 CLE AL 28 428 80% 23% 10 90% 0 7 0 6 11 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1985 CHC NL 29 549 79% 24% 26 100% 1 12 3 6 25 18 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1986 CHC NL 30 764 78% 23% 24 100% 2 8 2 4 30 16 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 3 1 5 100%
1987 CHC NL 31 1012 78% 29% 54 94% 0 11 5 3 53 38 3 4 0 0 4 0 4 1 2 2 16 88%
1988 CHC NL 32 958 83% 33% 40 88% 2 21 4 14 36 27 2 3 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 13 69%
1989 CHC NL 33 938 81% 36% 30 100% 0 22 2 18 31 24 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 10 100%
1990 CHC NL 34 97 89% 33% 4 100% 0 2 0 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1991 CHC NL 35 422 84% 34% 13 100% 0 10 1 7 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 100%
1992 BAL AL 36 1018 85% 30% 22 100% 0 11 1 10 24 16 3 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 2 0 4 100%
1993 BAL AL 37 763 82% 32% 26 96% 0 9 1 8 30 22 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1994 STL NL 38 318 86% 28% 17 88% 0 5 1 3 16 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
18 Seasons 11547 81% 27% 377 94% 5 212 28 156 402 275 22 16 0 2 14 3 24 13 20 4 82 93%
MLB Averages 81% 30% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA ( 1.8%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1982 AL (32, 0%)
1984 NL (4, 45%)
0.45 Career Shares (484th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1982 AL (5, 10%)
1984 NL (1, 100%)
1987 NL (2, 46%)
1 Cy Young
1.56 Career Shares (28th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1982 September AL Pitcher of the Month
1984 August NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1989 Apr 9th NL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1979 NL  18 (5th)
1983 AL  36 (1st)
1989 NL  22 (5th)
Career  211 (89th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1987 NL  54 (1st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1987 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1987 NL  2.50 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1987 NL  1.94 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1979 NL  1.000 (1st)
1983 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1987 NL  $1,800,000 (6th)
1988 NL  $2,070,000 (4th)
1989 NL  $2,340,000 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1994 NL  born 1956-06-21 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
1976 NL  born 1956-06-21 (1st)

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