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Lot # 859: Circa 1981 Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Cap from Cardinals Equipment Manager

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Bruce Sutter is the only pitcher to have led the National League in saves five times. His key pitch was the split-fingered fastball. "I felt like a pioneer with the split finger fastball.... I was the first one to really use it pretty much 100% of the time," said Sutter. "I felt if I didn't have it, I wouldn't have been in the big leagues." Sutter's split finger pitch took him to a Cy Young Award, four Rolaids Relief Man Awards, six All-Star selections, and being a key part of the 1982 World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals. Sutter pitched 12 Major League seasons for three teams: Chicago (5 years), St. Louis, and Atlanta. When Sutter retired, he had a 2.83 ERA and 300 saves, at that point the most saves in MLB history. The cap has a broken brim. It shows nice use, with some fraying on the center brim and some loose threads in various spots. The cap is a New Era pro model size 7 1/4. Handwritten on the underside of the brim is "42". It is originally sourced from Butch Yatkeman, former Cardinals' equipment manager.

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