December 8, 1980

Rollie Fingers



Player most similar to | Rich Gossage
Pitches | 1. Fastball  2. Slider  3. Forkball (developed 1979)

Career statistics | 114-118, 2.90 ERA, 341 saves
Career year (1981) 6-3, 1.04 ERA, 28 saves

Teams | Athletics (1968-76) Padres (77-80) Brewers (81-82, 84-85)

Acquired | Signed a five-year contract with the Padres on Dec. 14, 1976.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and a player to be named later to the for Terry Kennedy, John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Mike Phillips, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea on Dec. 8, 1980. Four days later, Fingers was traded by the Cardinals with Ted Simmons and Pete Vuckovich to the Brewers for Lary Sorensen, Sixto Lezcano, David Green and Dave LaPoint.

Resume
• Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1992)
• AL MVP Award (1981)
• AL Cy Young Award (1981)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1975, 81)
• Top three in Cy Young Award voting (1975, 81)
• Seven-time All-Star (1973-76, 78, 81-82)
• World Series MVP (1974)
• Combined no-hitter with Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott and Paul Lindblad (Sept. 28, 1975)

League leader
• Saves (1977-78, 81)

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