Bruce Sutter was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use of the split-finger fastball. One of the sport's dominant relievers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became the only pitcher to lead the National League in saves five times (1979–1982, 1984). In 1979, Sutter won the NL's Cy Young Award as the league's top pitcher. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Sutter briefly attended Old Dominion University and was subsequently signed by the Chicago Cubs as an undrafted free agent in 1971. Between 1976 and 1988, the 6x all star played for the Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals including a World Series Championship in 1982 and the Atlanta Braves. Sutter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2006.