Bruce Sutter

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Birthday: January 8
May 9, 1976
In mop up duty, Bruce Sutter makes his major league baseball and Chicago Cubs debut pitching the final inning of a 15-2 loss to the Reds, giving up 2 hits, striking out one and walking one without giving up a run.
Septmeber 8, 1977 Bruce Sutter strikes out all batters that he faces and in the ninth inning strikes out the side in 9 pitches.

May 17, 1979
The Phillies defeat the Cubs 23-22 at Wrigley. Dave Kingman hits 3 HR's and drove in 6 runs, Buckener had 7 RBI's. Mike Schmidt hit his 2nd HR of the day to win the game in the 10th with a HR off Bruce Sutter.

December 9, 1980
Cubs trade Bruce Sutter for Leon Durham

October 20, 1982
In St. Louis, Bruce Sutter pitches two scoreless innings without giving up a hit or a walk (striking out two) to help the Cardinals finish off the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 to bring a World Series championship to St. Louis.

June 23, 1984
The Ryne Sandberg game. Sandberg becomes known to all baseball fans when he hits 2 game tying home runs off Bruce Sutter in a Cubs victory over the Cardinals.

September 9, 1987
Congratulations to Bruce Sutter for getting his 300th career save while with the Atlanta Braves, he earned the save against the San Diego Padres with a 5-4 victory in 11 innings. At the time, he is only the 3rd player to reach 300 saves (Rollie Fingers and Rich "Goose" Gossage were the first 2 to 300 saves).

January 10, 2006
Bruce Sutter is elected to MLB's Hall of Fame.