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Hall saves a place for Sutter

Split-finger pitch makes reliever year's only electee

By Gordon Edes
Globe Staff / January 11, 2006

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Relief pitcher Bruce Sutter, who did not invent the split-fingered fastball but revolutionized the game with his uncanny mastery of the trick pitch, was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame yesterday, while former Red Sox slugger Jim Rice fell short for the 12th straight year. (Full article: 976 words)

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