Bruce Sutter was on the fringes of professional baseball, a struggling minor league pitcher with an injured arm, until he received a gift that changed his life forever. A new pitch, a split-fingered fastball, was taught to him by a wise, old man of the game, and in a matter of years, Sutter took this new weapon and blazed a trail as one of the game's top relief pitchers. A six-time All-Star, Sutter was the 1979 National League Cy Young Award winner and he was on the mound for the last six outs of the Cardinals' 1982 World Series championship. He saved at least 20 games in nine consecutive seasons, and set an NL mark with 45 saves in 1984. The right-hander retired following an arm injury, with 300 saves and a 2.84 ERA to his credit. Bruce Sutter has hand signed this official MLB baseball and added the inscription, "HOF 06". A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.