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Bruce Sutter
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Age 63
Birthday 8 January, 1953
Birthplace Lancaster, PA
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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Howard Bruce Sutter (/ˈstər/; born January 8, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. He was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use of the split-finger fastball. One of the sport's dominant relievers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became the only pitcher to lead the National League in saves five times (1979–1982, 1984). In 1979, Sutter won the NL's Cy Young Award as the league's top pitcher.

MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1976 CHC 52 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.000 0.111 0.000
1977 CHC 62 20 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.150 0.227 0.150
1978 CHC 64 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0.077 0.200 0.077
1979 CHC 62 12 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.250 0.308 0.250
1980 CHC 60 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0.111 0.111 0.111
1981 STL 48 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.000 0.100 0.000
1982 STL 70 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.125 0.111 0.125
1983 STL 60 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000
1984 STL 71 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000
1985 ATL 58 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1986 ATL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000
1988 ATL 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.500 0.000
Career 661 102 6 9 0 0 0 6 1 7 50 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1976 CHC 52 0 83 6 9 1 1 0.938
1977 CHC 62 0 107 11 14 0 0 1.000
1978 CHC 64 0 98 12 9 0 0 1.000
1979 CHC 62 0 101 9 15 3 0 0.889
1980 CHC 60 0 102 6 14 0 0 1.000
1981 STL 48 0 82 7 8 0 0 1.000
1982 STL 70 0 102 6 15 1 5 0.955
1983 STL 60 0 89 11 19 2 1 0.938
1984 STL 71 0 122 14 19 0 2 1.000
1985 ATL 58 0 88 5 13 0 0 1.000
1986 ATL 16 0 18 1 3 0 0 1.000
1988 ATL 38 0 45 2 7 2 0 0.818
Career 661 0 - 90 145 9 9 -

MLB Pitching Statistics

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1976 CHC 6-3 2.70 52 0 0 0 10 83 63 27 25 26 73
1977 CHC 7-3 1.34 62 0 0 0 31 107 69 21 16 23 129
1978 CHC 8-10 3.19 64 0 0 0 27 98 82 44 35 34 106
1979 CHC 6-6 2.22 62 0 0 0 37 101 67 29 25 32 110
1980 CHC 5-8 2.64 60 0 0 0 28 102 90 35 30 34 76
1981 STL 3-5 2.62 48 0 0 0 25 82 64 24 24 24 57
1982 STL 9-8 2.90 70 0 0 0 36 102 88 38 33 34 61
1983 STL 9-10 4.23 60 0 0 0 21 89 90 45 42 30 64
1984 STL 5-7 1.54 71 0 0 0 45 122 109 26 21 23 77
1985 ATL 7-7 4.48 58 0 0 0 23 88 91 46 44 29 52
1986 ATL 2-0 4.34 16 0 0 0 3 18 17 9 9 9 16
1988 ATL 1-4 4.76 38 0 0 0 14 45 49 26 24 11 40
Career 68-71 - 661 0 0 0 300 - 879 370 328 309 861

Filmography

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2009 Prime 9 Himself
2008 2008 MLB All-Star Game Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
1982 1982 World Series Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
1982 1982 National League Championship Series Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
1981 1981 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher
1980 1980 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher
1979 1979 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher
1978 1978 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Pitcher

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