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Cubs Calendar 7/14/12 - Sutter


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:51 AM

Cubs Fact:

During his time in the Cubs farm system, Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter learned to throw the split-finger fastball from Fred Martin, a Minor League pitching instructor.
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#2 PRcajun

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Thanks Fishin Phil. Today is my daughter's 6th birthday and I passed on this great nugget of information....(from the look in her face somehow I feel she didn't quite appreciate it as much as i did)

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

Happy Birthday to your daughter!
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#4 Oswego Chris

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:29 AM

Sutter was one of my favorites...back when being a closer meant something....2 or 3 innings everytime..none of this Tony LaRussa inspired Eckersleyian 1 inning crap...
oddly enough, after the Cubs trades Sutter, he helped the cards win a World Series, just one year later..

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

Yeah, I hated that trade. I remember you could buy the pins with the players on them back then, and I only had 2 - Dave Kingman and Bruce Sutter. That guy was awesome! We did get Leon Durham in the trade and he was pretty good for us, but we all know how good Sutter was. Just one of many awesome pitchers we've lost to the Cards in the past. Sutter, Lee Smith, Dennis Eckersley. I think we've single handedly provided them with their Hall of Fame type closers for the last 3 decades! Did I miss anyone?
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