Steve Finley - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Steve Finley - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Steve graduated from Paducah ilghman High School, then went to Southern Illinois at Carbondale, earning a degree in physiology. He plays Center Field for the Angels.

Finley, who grew up in Paducah, Kentucky, attended Paducah Tilghman High School and Southern Illinois University, where he earned a degree in physiology and played for the baseball team from 1984–87.


In 1986, Finley was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the draft, but did not sign, instead choosing to remain at SIU, where he was 2-time All-Missouri Valley Conference performer and a third-team All-American in 1986.

He was a member of the 1986 Team USA squad that won a bronze medal during international competition in the Netherlands.

In 1987, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the draft, and did sign.

In 919 at bats in the minor leagues, Finley batted .309 and stole 68 bases.

On August 29, 2009, Finley was inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall-of-Fame. His induction came on "Polish Night" in Rochester.


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