St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter Passes Away at 69
He will always be remembered as one of the greatest relievers in St. Louis Cardinal and baseball history. Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter has passed away at the age of 69.
Bruce Sutter's career was illustrious. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006 and was only the 4th reliever at the time to be enshrined there. He was also the first pitcher who never started a game to be elected.
“On behalf of the Cardinals organization and baseball fans everywhere, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Sutter family,” said Cardinals’ Principal Owner & Chief Executive Officer Bill DeWitt, Jr. “Bruce was a fan-favorite during his years in St. Louis and in the years to follow, and he will always be remembered for his 1982 World Series clinching save and signature split-fingered pitch. He was a true pioneer in the game, changing the role of the late inning reliever.”
His recording of the last out in the 1982 World Series will remain one of the Cardinals most iconic moments.
Bruce Sutter began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1976 and won the Cy Young Award in 1979. By the time his four-years in St. Louis were done, he had a total of 300 saves in his career while being named an All-star 6 times.
Bruce Sutter was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1953. He is survived by his wife Jayme, 3 sons, a daughter-in-law and 6 grandchildren.
His number 42 is on display on the St. Louis Cardinals outfield wall as one of the few numbers that will never be worn by another Cardinal.