Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bruce Sutter

Here's a little piece on one of my favorite all-time pitchers: Bruce Sutter. The guy invented a new pitch, the split-fingered fastball, from what I can remember. Plus, he was a relief pitcher - who are always teh freakiest, coolest players on the team. Like Mariano Rivera defines relievers in today's league, Bruce Sutter defined them in the '70s. He had a really cool shaggy beard, and this cool new pitch that just dropped off the table. His best years were with the Cubs and Cardinals, and he finished up his run with one strong year for the Braves. Glad to see he's made the Hall of Fame.


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