Hall of Fame pitcher Bruce Sutter dies at 69

Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, who won the 1982 World Series title for the St. Louis Cardinals 40 years ago, has died at 69

He died on Thursday at the age of 69 near his home in Cartersville, Ga.

Recently he was at Busch Stadium on April 7 for the team's annual Inauguration Day ceremony.

However, he was unable to attend the 40-anniversary celebrations of the 1982 Championship Team Cards on 13 August.

Because he eventually died while in hospice care due to a prolonged illness.

Sutter was the first pitcher to have 300 saves in 12 seasons with the Cubs, Cardinals and Braves and compiled a dazzling 2.83 ERA

He won the National League 1979 Cy Young Award for saving 37 games for the Cubs, made 36 regular season saves for the World Series-champion Cardinals in '82

1984 and ended his 300th savings on 9 September 1988 for the brave.