Bruce Sutter

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Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) was a dominant Major League Baseball relief pitcher and possibly the first pitcher to make effective use of the split-fingered fastball. He has the distinction of having won 71 games without ever being the starting pitcher and of accumulating 300 saves.

Sutter was a member of three different teams during his career from 1976 to 1988. He came up with the Chicago Cubs, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in December 1980, and then joined the Atlanta Braves in December 1984 as a free agent.

Sutter won the National League Cy Young Award in 1979 and the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award in 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1984. He was a member of the Cardinals team which won the 1982 World Series and is credited with two saves in that series.

Bruce Sutter is Tom Sutter's cousin.

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