Road Trip Stop #13: Lees Summit, MO
The Red Baron is the king of comebacks, winning Comeback Player of the Year awards in 1987 and 1992. and then staging the biggest comeback of his life beating back cancer after being diagnosed in 2008. Sutcliffe was the ace of the surprising 1984 Chicago Cubs, going 16-1 after a mid-season trade with the Cleveland Indians that also involved Joe Carter. He was also an excellent hitter--in his N.L. Rookie of the Year season in 1979 with the Dodgers, he hit .247 with 17 RBI. Sutcliffe won 171 games over his 18-year career, and is now an analyst for ESPN.
Career: 1976, 1979-81: Los Angeles Dodgers
1982-84: Cleveland Indians
1984-91: Chicago Cubs
1992-93: Baltimore Orioles
1994: St, Louis Cardinals
Career Statistics: 457 Games Pitched, 392 Games Started, 171-139, 4.08 ERA, 31.2 WAR
One Pack. No Turning Back.