Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers

About Rollie Fingers

Roland Glen Fingers (born August 25, 1946) is a retired American Major League Baseball relief pitcher. During his 18-year baseball career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics (196876), San Diego Padres (197780) and Milwaukee Brewers (198185). He became only the second reliever to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. Fingers is also one of only a few MLB players to have his number retired by more than one club (Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers). Fingers was born in Steubenville, Ohio to George Michael Fingers and Edna Pearl (ne Stafford) Fingers. His father (who had also played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and roomed with Stan Musial), worked in a Steubenville steel mill. George Fingers came home from work fed-up one day, said 'That's it, we're moving to California,' and sold the house for $1,500 and bought a car and took the family to Cucamonga. They could not afford hotels so they slept in sleeping bags beside the highway.

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