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1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #9 – Bruce Sutter

1985 Topps Record Breakers – Card #9 – Bruce Sutter

Headline – ‘Bullpen Ace Bruce Sutter Ties Major League Record For Saves’

The Story – Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 1984:  Cardinals’ reliever Bruce Sutter has achieved another niche in his career.  He has completed the 1984 campaign with 45 saves, more than any other reliever in NL history.  The former NL mark of 37 saves had been set by Reds’ Clay Carroll in 1973 and tied by Padres’ Rollie Fingers, 1978.

My added notes – Since that 1984 season, Sutter’s 45 saves has been topped 9 times in the National League.  The new NL mark of 55 belongs to John Smoltz(2002) and Eric Gagne(2003).