Hall of Fame pitcher and World Series champion Bruce Sutter has died at the age of 69.

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter, who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in 1982, died Thursday. He was 69 years old. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Cardinals released a statement on Sutter’s death on Friday. “Bruce Sutter was very honored when he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006, and since then his kindness and love of Cooperstown have come to pass. Humility shined every time he returned to the Hall of Fame.” National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Jane Forbes Clark said in a statement. Click here for more sports coverage on FOXNEWS.COM. Pitcher Bruce Sutter, #42 Chicago Cubs, pitches during a mid-1970s Major League Baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Sutter played for the Cubs from 1976 to 1980. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images) “The Hall of Fame family will forever celebrate his achievements on the pitch and will remember his passion for family and friends. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Jamye and his children.” The team also offered their condolences through a tweet. “We are saddened by the death of Bruce Sutter,” the team said in a tweet. “Sutter was the dominant pitcher and part of the 1982 World Series Championship team.” He is inducted into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Cardinals Hall of Fame. We think with Bruce’s family and friends.” Sutter was a pioneer of the split-finger fastball and one of the most fearsome closers of his time. He started his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1976 and was an All-Star in his season. Spent his second full season with the club, earning his first All-Star selection and voting for both Cy Young and MVP awards, he won his first and only Cy Young Award as a member of the Cubs in 1979. He led the league with 37 saves. 2.22 ERA, 10 strikeouts.Before the 1981 season, the Cubs had traded Sutter to the Cardinals to sign Leon Durham, Ken Reyes and a later draft. After helping advance to the series, he made his last All-Star appearance in 1984 and finished the season with a career-high 45 saves. His career with the Atlanta Braves before calling t quit after the 1988 season.” We mourn the death of Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter,” the Cubs added in a tweet. “A 1979 National Cy Young Award winner and Cubs Hall of Fame member, Sutter was the second in franchise history to pitch in Chicago from 1976 to 1980. 133 saves as many as 133. “My deepest sympathy for the Sutter family.” He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, becoming the first player to enter Cooperstown without starting a game. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Sutter’s fame heralded the rise of the modern relief pitcher. Former St. Louis Cardinals and Hall of Fame Bruce Sutter attend the 2018 home game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks at Bush Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on April 5, 2018. (Jimmy Simmons/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) His Career About the death of Bruce Sutter, a remarkable baseball success story. Bruce pioneered the split-finger fastball, rising from an undrafted free agent to the heights of baseball. The pitch not only led him to the majors, he won the Cy Young Award with the Cubs and became the World Series champion with the Cardinals in 1982. Bruce was the first pitcher to be inducted into the Hall of Fame without starting a game, and is one of the key figures in heralding how the use of relief pitchers will evolve,” said Manfred. Click here to get the FOX News app.” Bruce is remembered as one of the best pitchers in history for two of the most historic franchises. On behalf of Major League Baseball, my condolences go to Bruce’s family, his friends and fans in Chicago, St. Louis and Atlanta.” Ryan Gaydos is Sports Editor at Fox News Digital.
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