Bruce Sutter

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Birthdate 1/8/1953
Death Date
Debut Year 1976
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Cubs
Position Pitcher

A six-time All Star, Bruce Sutter led the NL in saves five times. The 1979 Cy Young Award winner was inducted in 2006, his 13th year of eligibility. 

 

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Bruce Sutter pens career highlights

Bruce Sutter pens career highlights

Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter won the Cy Young Award in his fourth year in the big leagues. On vintage Chicago Cubs letterhead Sutter has taken the entire page for his autograph and the inscription, “Chicago Cubs 1979 Cy Young Award 37 Saves”. His award-winning season was not his best though. That came in 1994 with St. Louis
Early autographed Topps card of the reliever

Early autographed Topps card of the reliever

Known for his trademark beard, Sutter spent most of his time in Chicago without facial hair. Shown here is an autographed baseball card from the 1977 Topps set featuring a young Sutter in the Cubs uniform. During his five years pitching on the north side of Chicago, Sutter recorded a 32-30 record wi

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