Steve Finley

Birthdate 3/12/1965
Death Date
Debut Year 1989
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Astros, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Orioles, Padres, Rockies
Position Center Field

Five-time Gold Glove center fielder Steve Finley is one of only eight players in MLB history to record 300+ homers and 300+ stolen bases.

 

In the collection:

Steve Finley signs his first Topps contract extension two months after his MLB debut in 1989

Steve Finley signs his first Topps contract extension two months after his MLB debut in 1989

Steve Finley’s name can be found throughout the MLB record book. At the time of his retirement in 2007 he was in the top 100 in the big league history in hits, total bases, and runs. Defensively only two men had played more games in center field than the five-time Gold Glover. Going into the 2019 season he ranked fourth all time in putouts at his position
Lineup card from Greg Maddux's record-setting game for consecutive innings without a walk; Finley snapped the streak

Lineup card from Greg Maddux's record-setting game for consecutive innings without a walk; Finley snapped the streak

In the collection is this lineup card from August 7, 2001 when Greg Maddux surpassed Christy Mathewson’s National League record for consecutive innings without allowing a walk. The game after Maddux set the mark, he faced Steve Finley and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Finley led off the second inn

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