March 29, 2010

Engine #42

Picture is from the Indianapolis Fire Station 42 here.

I had personally never heard Bruce Sutter's nickname of "Engine #42" before trying to find something interesting to write about him. In 2006, Bruce's #42 was retired by the Cardinals. This may make him the only player ever to have their number #42 retired because every team has already retired #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

1977 Topps #144 Bruce Sutter Rookie Card

2009 Upper Deck Icons #LI-BS Bruce Sutter Jersey Relic

3 comments:

Bo said...

That will change when Mariano Rivera retires.

Matt F. said...

Good call. Forgot about that.

Feygele Goy said...

I still suspect Sutter used to pitch scuff balls by cutting them with his massive beard.