Legendary Cardinals Hall Of Famer Passes Away

He was one of the first true "closers" in baseball, and helped define the position. St. Louis Cardinals legendary reliever and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter has passed away at the age of 69.

 The Hall of Fame remembers Class of 2006 inductee Bruce Sutter, who passed away Thursday night.https://t.co/RSeDZBt8u2 pic.twitter.com/NW1UBM6vTC

Sutter became the first closer elected to the Hall of Fame, and was the first pitcher ever elected to the hallowed Hall who never started a single game in his career. 

Sutter pitched 12 years in the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs and the Cardinals. His accomplishments include:

  • Cy Young Award (1979)
  • 300 career saves
  • 6 All-Star games
  • World Series champion (1982)
RIP to a baseball legend.