Bruce Sutter was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1976 and 1988. He was one of the sport’s dominant relievers in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Sutter won the National League’s (NL) Cy Young Award in 1979 as its top pitcher and won the NL Rolaids Relief Man Award four times. He became the only pitcher to lead the NL in saves five times (1979–1982, 1984).
After being selected by the Washington Senators in the 21st round of the 1970 MLB draft, Sutter instead attended Old Dominion University. He was later signed as a free agent in September 1971.
Sutter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, his 13th year of eligibility. He was also honoured by the Cardinals with the retirement of his uniform number 42 in 2006 and induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014.
What Type of Cancer Did Bruce Sutter Have?
The actual type of cancer Bruce Sutter suffered is not known to the public yet. His family has not made any comments or passed tributes about him yet.
Bruce’s medical record is not known to the public. It is only known that he had a recent cancer diagnosis. The type and stage of cancer he had are not known.
Bruce Sutter Cause of Death: What Happened To Bruce Sutter?
Bruce Sutter died at a hospice in Cartersville, Georgia, on October 13, 2022. Before his death, Sutter had a recent diagnosis of cancer which was the cause of his death.
Bruce Stutter Age At Death
Bruce Sutter was 69 years when he died. He died on October 13, 2022.
What Was Bruce Sutter’s Net Worth At Death?
At the time of his death, BruceSutter had a net worth of $1 million. He amassed his wealth from his former baseball career.
Stutter played in the MLB for twelve seasons (1976-1988). He spent his career playing for Chicago Cubs (1976–1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1981–1984), and Atlanta Braves (1985–1986, 1988).
Bruce Sutter Personal Life: Wife and Children
Bruce Sutter is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Bruce was married to Jayme Leigh. Not much is known about the relationship and marriage. There is also not much information about Jayme. She likes to keep a low profile.
Bruce and his wife had three sons; Ben Sutter, Josh Sutter, and Chad Sutter. He had six grandchildren.
His son, Chad was a catcher who played for Tulane University and was selected by the New York Yankees in the 23rd round (711th overall) of the 1999 amateur draft. Chad played one season in the minor leagues and later joined the coaching staff of the Tulane baseball team.