In a sad turn of events, legendary baseball pitcher Bruce Sutter has died at the age of 69. Bruce Sutter mesmerized everyone within his twelve seasons in MLB. Sutter collected almost all of the prized awards present in the game of Baseball. And left such an impact on the game, that it’s still felt. And thus, when he left the world on Thursday, everyone’s feeling the gaping space that he’s left behind.
Sutter breathed his last in Cartersville, Georgia. The Sutter family broke the sad news for everyone through a statement. The statement mourned the loss, however, didn’t inform about the apparent cause of death. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered as was being a great teammate, but he was so much more than that,” the statement read.
“He was also a great husband to our mother for 50 (years), he was a great father and grandfather and he was a great friend. His love and passion for the game of baseball can only be surpassed by his love and passion for his family,” it further added.
MLB World Mourns The Loss Of Bruce Sutter
Bruce Sutter joined the MLB in 1970 and started playing in the major leagues in 1976 with the Chicago Cubs. Sutter went on to win the prestigious National League Cy Young in 1979 for his majestic show of skills. The six-time All-Pro member joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981 and stayed till 1984. He won a world series for them in 1982. Sutter was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 2006.
The Cardinals, in turn, issued a statement mourning Sitter’s loss. “On behalf of the Cardinals organization and baseball fans everywhere, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Sutter family,” Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. said.
“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,” he added.
Moreover, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred also expressed his heartfelt condolences on Sutter’s death. “Bruce will be remembered as one of the best pitchers in the histories of two of our most historic franchises,” he said in a statement. “On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my condolences to Bruce’s family, his friends and his fans in Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and throughout our game.”
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