Bruce Sutter

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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.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
Himself

2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony

1982
1982 World Series (1982) (TV Show)
Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher

1982
Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher

1981
1981 MLB All-Star Game (1981) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1980
1980 MLB All-Star Game (1980) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1979
1979 MLB All-Star Game (1979) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1978
1978 MLB All-Star Game (1978) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Bruce Sutter.
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

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Major League fielding statistics for Bruce Sutter.
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 -

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Major League batting statistics for Bruce Sutter.
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 - - -

First NameHoward
Middle NameBruce
Last NameSutter
Full Name at BirthHoward Bruce Sutter
Age61
Date of BirthJanuary 8, 1953
BirthplaceLancaster, PA
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight190 lbs (86.2 kg)
Star SignCapricorn
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolDonegal (Mt. Joy, PA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut9 May 1976
Last MLB Game9 September 1988
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2006 (400/520 ballots).

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