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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:30:18 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Fame CL Bruce Sutter to help evaluate pitching staffs at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading for the remainder of the year, the Philadelphia Daily News' David Murphy reports.
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 22:05:49 -0800
The Associated Press' Travis Reed reports this year's class of 18 inductees into the baseball Hall of Fame is the largest in history, surpassing the previous record of 11 in 1946. Although only one MLB player, former closer Bruce Sutter, was selected in the original voting, a special committee selected 17 more individuals Monday, Feb. 27. The 17 persons, including Effa Manley, the first woman elected into the Hall, all had associations with the Negro Leagues or pre-Negro Leagues.
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 13:25:54 -0800
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports Hall of Fame selectee RP Bruce Sutter, during his playing days, finished in the top seven in MVP voting five times in an eight-year span. As a comparison, only three current relief pitchers have finished in the top seven, and they only did that in one season.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:01:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, former MLB CL Bruce Sutter will enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hat on his plaque, according to the Associated Press.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 19:50:48 -0800
Updating a previous item, MLB.com's Mike Bauman reports former CL Bruce Sutter has become the first pitcher elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame that made every single appearance of his Major League career in relief. Several other notable relievers have been voted in during past years, but they all had started games at various points of their careers.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 19:33:44 -0800
Updating a previous item, MLB.com's Mike Bauman reports only one player, former CL Bruce Sutter, was elected off the 2006 ballot into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Those who received substantial votes, but still fell short of the 75 percent mark required, include OF Jim Rice, CL Rich Gossage, OF Andre Dawson and SP Bert Blyleven.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:03:25 -0800
ESPNews reports former MLB CL Bruce Sutter was elected into the Hall of Fame.
Fri, 04 Feb 2005 00:33:15 -0800
The Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports the Chicago Cubs are expecting high attendance this season without OF Sammy Sosa, but the team is taking steps to prepare for possible fan backlash. The Cubs will promote 26 marketing "events" at Wrigley this season centered on past or present players, including random giveaways of 100 jerseys or gloves with names such as Billy Williams, Nomar Garciaparra, Bruce Sutter, Greg Maddux, Hack Wilson and Gabby Hartnett etched on them.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 11:19:16 -0800
The Associated Press reports CL Bruce Sutter, appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 12th time, received 344 votes (66.7 percent), up from 301 last year but 43 shy of what was needed this time. He was followed by OF Jim Rice (307), CL Rich Gossage (285) and OF Andre Dawson (270). OF Willie McGee, also on the ballot for the first time, received 26 votes, exactly at the 5 percent cutoff to avoid being dropped in future years. OF Darryl Strawberry, another first-time eligible, got six votes and OF Pete Rose, ineligible for the ballot because of his lifetime ban from baseball, received nine write-in votes, six fewer than last year and his lowest total. Rose, who admitted last year that he bet on the Cincinnati Reds while managing them in the late 1980s, has been written in on 239 of 6,687 ballots (3.6 percent) over 14 years.
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