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Bruce Sutter Bruce Sutter
Full name: Howard Bruce Sutter
Born: January 8, 1953, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
First Game: May 9, 1976; Final Game: September 9, 1988
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190
NL Cy Young (1979)
TSN NL Fireman (1979, 1981 to 1982 and 1984)
NL Relief Man of the Year (1979, 1981 to 1982 and 1984)
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Pitcher Matchups   Batter Matchups
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1976 CHI N Daily Splits   52     8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .111  .000   0.0 1976 CHI N
1977 CHI N Daily Splits   62    20    4    3   0   0   0    0    2   0   10   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .150  .227  .150   0.0 1977 CHI N
1978 CHI N Daily Splits   64    13    1    1   0   0   0    0    2   0    8   0   4   0   0   0   0    0   0  .077  .200  .077   0.0 1978 CHI N
1979 CHI N Daily Splits   62    12    0    3   0   0   0    3    1   0    5   0   2   0   0   1   0    1   0  .250  .308  .250   0.0 1979 CHI N
1980 CHI N Daily Splits   60     9    0    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    6   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .111  .111  .111   0.0 1980 CHI N
1981 STL N Daily Splits   48     9    0    0   0   0   0    1    0   0    4   1   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .100  .000   0.0 1981 STL N
1982 STL N Daily Splits   70     8    1    1   0   0   0    1    0   0    1   0   2   1   0   1   0    0   0  .125  .111  .125   0.0 1982 STL N
1983 STL N Daily Splits   60     7    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1983 STL N
1984 STL N Daily Splits   71    10    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1984 STL N
1985 ATL N Daily Splits   58     4    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1985 ATL N
1986 ATL N Daily Splits   16     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1986 ATL N
1988 ATL N Daily Splits   38     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .500  .000   0.0 1988 ATL N
Total            Splits  661   102    6    9   0   0   0    6    7   0   50   1  10   1   0   2   1    1   0  .088  .153  .088   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1982 STL N Daily Splits    2     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1982 STL N
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1982 STL N                 4     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1982 STL N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1978 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1978 NL   
1979 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1979 NL   
1980 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1980 NL   
1981 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1981 NL   
Total                      4     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1976 CHI N Daily Splits   52   0   0   0  28  10   83.1   63   332   4   27   25   26   8   73   4   1   2   0   0   9   5   5   4   6   3   2.70   1.3 1976 CHI N
1977 CHI N Daily Splits   62   0   0   0  48  31  107.1   69   411   5   21   16   23   7  129   9   1   7   1   0  14   2   5   6   7   3   1.34   4.7 1977 CHI N
1978 CHI N Daily Splits   64   0   0   0  47  27   99     82   414  10   44   35   34   7  106   3   3   8   1   1  16   0   3  10   8  10   3.18   1.2 1978 CHI N
1979 CHI N Daily Splits   62   0   0   0  56  37  101.1   67   403   3   29   25   32   5  110   6   4   9   0   0   8   2   5   7   6   6   2.22   3.8 1979 CHI N
1980 CHI N Daily Splits   60   0   0   0  43  28  102.1   90   423   5   35   30   34   8   76  14   2   2   1   4  14   1  12  11   5   8   2.64   2.3 1980 CHI N
1981 STL N Daily Splits   48   0   0   0  36  25   82.1   64   328   5   24   24   24   8   57   7   3   0   1   1  14   5   6   2   3   5   2.62   1.4 1981 STL N
1982 STL N Daily Splits   70   0   0   0  58  36  102.1   88   424   8   38   33   34  13   61  10   2   5   3   0  16   5  12   9   9   8   2.90   1.6 1982 STL N
1983 STL N Daily Splits   60   0   0   0  46  21   89.1   90   384   8   45   42   30  14   64   7   3   2   1   2   8   3   8   9   9  10   4.23  -1.0 1983 STL N
1984 STL N Daily Splits   71   0   0   0  63  45  122.2  109   477   9   26   21   23   4   77   4   4   2   1   0  15   1  18   3   5   7   1.54   4.3 1984 STL N
1985 ATL N Daily Splits   58   0   0   0  50  23   88.1   91   382  13   46   44   29   4   52   7   2   0   3   0  15   2   4   3   7   7   4.48  -0.9 1985 ATL N
1986 ATL N Daily Splits   16   0   0   0  11   3   18.2   17    80   3    9    9    9   2   16   1   0   0   0   0   4   0   2   1   2   0   4.34   0.0 1986 ATL N
1988 ATL N Daily Splits   38   0   0   0  26  14   45.1   49   193   4   26   24   11   3   40   3   0   0   1   0   5   1   5   3   1   4   4.76  -0.8 1988 ATL N
Total            Splits  661   0   0   0 512 300 1042.1  879  4251  77  370  328  309  83  861  75  25  37  13   8 138  27  85  68  68  71   2.83  17.9 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
League Championship Series Pitching RecordLeague Championship Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1982 STL N Daily Splits    2   0   0   0   2   1    4.1    0    12   0    0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 1982 STL N
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1982 STL N Daily Splits    4   0   0   0   4   2    7.2    6    32   1    4    4    3   1    6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   4.70 1982 STL N
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1978 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    1.2    0     5   0    0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 1978 NL   
1979 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    2      2     9   0    0    0    2   1    3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00 1979 NL   
1980 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   1    2      0     7   0    0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1980 NL   
1981 NL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   1    1      0     3   0    0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1981 NL   
Total            Splits    4   0   0   0   3   2    6.2    2    24   0    0    0    3   1    7   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0   0.00 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1976 CHI N Daily   P   52    0    0    83.1     6    9    1    1   0    0    4    7    0  .938
1977 CHI N Daily   P   62    0    0   107.1    11   14    0    0   0    0    4    7    0 1.000
1978 CHI N Daily   P   64    0    0    98.2    12    9    0    0   0    0    5   12    0 1.000
1979 CHI N Daily   P   62    0    0   101.1     9   15    3    0   0    0    2    8    1  .889
1980 CHI N Daily   P   60    0    0   102.1     6   14    0    0   0    0    5   13    0 1.000
1981 STL N Daily   P   48    0    0    82.1     7    8    0    0   0    0    3   11    0 1.000
1982 STL N Daily   P   70    0    0   102.1     6   15    1    5   0    0    1    6    0  .955
1983 STL N Daily   P   60    0    0    89.1    11   19    2    1   0    0    4   12    0  .938
1984 STL N Daily   P   71    0    0   122.2    14   19    0    2   0    0    3    9    0 1.000
1985 ATL N Daily   P   58    0    0    88.1     5   13    0    0   0    0    2    0    0 1.000
1986 ATL N Daily   P   16    0    0    18.2     1    3    0    0   0    0    1    6    0 1.000
1988 ATL N Daily   P   38    0    0    45.1     2    7    2    0   0    0    2    6    0  .818
Total              P  661    0    0  1042      90  145    9    9   0    0   36   97    1  .963
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1982 STL N Daily   P    2    0    0     4.1     0    2    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1982 STL N Daily   P    4    0    0     7.2     0    1    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1978 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1.2     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1979 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    1    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1980 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1981 NL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    4    0    0     6.2     0    1    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Washington Senators in the 21st round of the free-agent draft - did not
sign (June 4, 1970).

Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Chicago Cubs (September 9, 1971).

Traded by Chicago Cubs to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Leon Durham, Ken Reitz
and a player to be named later (December 9, 1980); Chicago Cubs received Ty Waller
(December 22, 1980).

Granted free agency (November 8, 1984).

Signed by Atlanta Braves (December 7, 1984).


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