Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sutcliffe Diagnosed With Cancer

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."


KevinGillman said...

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 said...

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

George Fomby said...

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.