Sutciffe was forced to sit out most of 1990 and 1991 because of numerous arm injuries.
Since 1998, Sutcliffe has been a baseball analyst for ESPN.
Sutcliffe led the American League with an ERA of 2.96 in 1982, and led the National League with 18 wins in 1987.
Sutcliffe won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1987.
After his playing career, Sutcliffe was a color commentator for the San Diego Padres from 1997 to 2004.
Sutcliffe started the streak by the Los Angeles Dodgers featuring four straight Rookies of the Year, starting in 1979: himself, Steve Howe, Fernando Valenzuela, and Steve Sax.
Sutcliffe won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1979.
Sutcliffe compiled 1,679 strikeouts in his career.
Sutcliffe made his Major League debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 29, 1976.
Sutcliffe made three All-Star Game appearances, in 1983, 1987, and 1989.
Sutcliffe won the National League Cy Young Award in 1984.