Former Cubs pitcher, Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter dies
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.
The Cubs mourn the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 14, 2022
The 1979 NL Cy Young Award winner and a member of the Cubs Hall of Fame, Sutter pitched with Chicago from 1976-80, collecting 133 saves, second-most in franchise history.
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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).