Sutcliffe Diagnosed With Cancer

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Former Cubs Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Sutcliffe was luckily diagnosed with a treatable form of the cancer, and is expected to return to TV later this year. Sutcliffe is one of those pitchers who lived up to his potential following a Rookie of the Year Award, winning a Cy Young just five years later. He pitched for a total of 18 seasons with the Dodgers, Cubs, Indians, Orioles, and Cardinals. "Rick is an integral member of our baseball team and we wish him a full recovery," ESPN vice president of event production Tim Scanlan said. "We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers."

3 comments:

KevinGillman 12:21 AM CDT  

my prayers go out to Rick. I was a kid when he was with the Indians, and I do remember the contributions he made for the Indians organization.

Anonymous 1:24 PM CDT  

I'll miss him with espn but I wish him the best of luck

George Fomby 11:41 PM CDT  

I have been a fan of Rick since his days with the Cubs, I hold these memories close. I wish him all the best in his fight against the most aggressive opponent he has faced yet.
My prayers go out to him and his family.