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Former Cubs pitcher, Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter dies

4 months agoTony Andracki

Former Cubs pitcher Bruce Sutter passed away at the age of 69 this week.

Sutter was a Hall of Fame closer who began his career with the Cubs before moving on to the Cardinals and Braves.

He won the Cy Young Award in 1979 with 6 wins, 37 saves, a 2.22 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 101.1 innings.

In 5 seasons in Chicago, Sutter was 32-30 with a 2.39 ERA and 133 saves. Only fellow Hall of Famer Lee Smith (180) had more saves in a Cubs uniform.

In December 1980, Sutter was traded from Chicago to St. Louis for Leon Durham, Ken Reitz and Ty Waller. He won a World Series with the Cardinals two seasons later.

In total, Sutter is tied for 30th in MLB history with 300 saves and led the National League in the category 5 times (including 1979-80 with the Cubs).

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