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Aaron Hill shouldn’t make the team because he might be the next Steve Finley

We, as Americans, cannot take that chance Last night, there was a live television broadcast of a Giants game, which is an excellent use of the medium of television and hopefully there will be several more of them aired this year. 2017 Backup Infield Candidate Number 33714, also known as Aaron Hill, started the game in order for the Giants to evaluate him, and during the broadcast...
Via McCovey Chronicles
March 02, 2017

56-53 Chart

Source: FanGraphs Team WAR Leader: Ken Griffey Jr.: Shawn O'Malley .488 WPA Team WAR Leader Steve Finley: Taijuan Walker -.398 WPA JerryUnits: 1 Kiss Me I'm Irish out of 1.
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August 07, 2016

Padres, MLB host veterans transition event

On Friday morning, Steve Finley was part of an All-Star Legacy event hosted by Major League Baseball and the Padres at the National Veterans Transition Services facility in San Diego. NVTS is dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment.
July 08, 2016

Catching Up with the Padres of '98

MLB caught up with four key cogs from that '98 team -- Andy Ashby, Steve Finley, Sterling Hitchcock and Greg Vaughn -- about their favorite memories from that season and where life has taken them in the nearly two decades since that NL pennant-winning campaign.
July 01, 2016

All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp

PARIS (AP) Having spent this week coaching her, two-time All-Star Steve Finley says the French 16-year-old making history as the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list is ''very coachable'' and has ''good baseball I.Q.'' Speaking to The Associated Press, Finley wouldn't hazard a guess at whether Melissa Mayeux will one day make it to the big league...
Via Associated Press
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women

PARIS (AP) Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers. Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from France. Previously, she successfully got a ''no-girls-allowed'' rule abolished so she could keep playing...
Via Associated Press
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Giants series recalls Finley and spirit of '04

The Dodgers can clinch the National League West by taking two of three games from the archrival Giants this week at Chavez Ravine. If that happens, we should recognize the parallels to one of the great, underrated baseball moments over the past quarter century: Steve Finley's division-clinching, walk-off grand slam against the Giants on the next-to-last day of the 2004 season. Think...
Via FOX Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chavez in it to win it

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thirty-four-year-old Steve Finley was the last of the Diamondbacks' great free-agent wave in the winter of 1998, and he signed with a clear vision of the future. "I want to win now," said Finley, who followed Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre, Greg Swindell, Greg Colbrunn and Armando Reynoso into the desert. "I'm not a 22-year-old who's going to play another 10...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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