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Friday, October 14, 2022

Hall of Fame reliever, Cy Young Award winner Bruce Sutter dies at 69

Sutter, who is widely considered to be one of the first pitchers to throw a split-finger fastball, spent 12 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1976-1988.

Sutter made his debut with the Chicago Cubs and won the NL Cy Young award in 1979 after making 37 saves with 110 strikeouts on the year. He spent five seasons in Chicago before leaving for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981.

He helped close out their World Series win in 1982 and ended Game 7 of that series with a strikeout to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. Sutter then finished his career with the Atlanta Braves, where he picked up his 300th career save.

The six-time All-Star was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 14, 2022 at 11:52 PM | 11 comment(s)
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