Today's sports celeb birthday -- Jan. 8
The only Hall of Famer from Lancaster County, Sutter pitched 12 years in the majors for the Cubs, Cardinals and Braves.
A right-hander who became known for his split-finger fastball, Sutter appeared in 661 major league games, all in relief.
Lancaster County has produced many famous athletes over the years. Among the accomplished La…
He made his major league debut pitching a scoreless inning for the Cubs against the Reds on May 9, 1976.
A six-time All-Star, he led the National League in saves five times, including 37 in 1979 when he won the NL Cy Young award.
He was a member of the Cardinals team that beat the Brewers in seven games to win the 1982 World Series.
In that series, he recorded a win and two saves, including retiring the final six batters in Game 7.
A few are Lancaster born-and-raised; a few were born elsewhere but lived for a time in the l…
In 2006, he was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.
Here's a look at video highlights from his career.
He is also a two-time member of the Donegal Athletic Hall of Fame. He was as an individual inducted as part of the first class in 2006. And in 2019, he earned entry as a member of the 1970 Donegal championship baseball team.