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November 21, 1993
A fivesome led by former baseball relief ace Rollie Fingers won the Don Drysdale Hall of Fame Invitational golf tournament Saturday at Pelican Hill Golf Club. Fingers' group finished 77 under par in the three-round, two-best-ball format tournament. The team of Andy Bathgate, a Hall of Fame hockey player, finished second at 68 under. Deacon Jones, whose group led after two rounds, finished third at 67 under.
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July 24, 2003
Pitchers with 100 wins and 100 saves: *--* Pitcher Wins Saves Dennis Eckersley 197 390 Rich Gossage 124 310 Rollie Fingers 114 341 Hoyt Wilhelm 143 227 Elroy Face 104 193 Lindy McDaniel 141 172 Stu Miller 105 154 Dave Giusti 100 145 Bob Stanley 115 132 Ron Kline 114 108 Ron Reed 146 103 Ellis Kinder 102 102 Firpo Marberry 148 101 John Smoltz 163 101 *--*
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March 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former relief pitcher and 1981 American League Cy Young Award winner Rollie Fingers has filed a petition in Bankruptcy Court seeking liquidation of his debts. Court records show that Fingers has assets estimated at less than $50,000 and liabilities of more than $1 million. The documents also list creditor claims totaling $4.2 million.
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November 21, 1993
A fivesome led by former baseball relief ace Rollie Fingers won the Don Drysdale Hall of Fame Invitational golf tournament Saturday at Pelican Hill Golf Club. Fingers' group finished 77 under par in the three-round, two-best-ball format tournament. The team of Andy Bathgate, a Hall of Fame hockey player, finished second at 68 under. Deacon Jones, whose group led after two rounds, finished third at 67 under.
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January 8, 1991 | JACK O'CONNELL, HARTFORD COURANT
The Hall of Fame ballot mailed before the Dec. 31 deadline contained check marks after six names. At least two should be announced tonight as having won election to the shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y., whose curators have been behaving as if caution and ignorance were synonymous. First things first. The 1991 ballot. First-timers Rod Carew and Rollie Fingers did not require a second glance. The knock on Carew was the same Wade Boggs hears today. Where are the RBI? Carew batted .
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December 1, 1990
Seven-time batting champion Rod Carew and all-time saves leader Rollie Fingers head a list of 24 newcomers on the 1991 Hall of Fame ballot.
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July 24, 2003
Pitchers with 100 wins and 100 saves: *--* Pitcher Wins Saves Dennis Eckersley 197 390 Rich Gossage 124 310 Rollie Fingers 114 341 Hoyt Wilhelm 143 227 Elroy Face 104 193 Lindy McDaniel 141 172 Stu Miller 105 154 Dave Giusti 100 145 Bob Stanley 115 132 Ron Kline 114 108 Ron Reed 146 103 Ellis Kinder 102 102 Firpo Marberry 148 101 John Smoltz 163 101 *--*
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April 15, 1989
The San Francisco Giants, looking to bolster their bullpen, announced Friday the signing of veteran reliever Rich (Goose) Gossage to a one-year contract. Gossage, a 17-year veteran, was released by the Chicago Cubs in spring training. Last season with Chicago, he had a 4-4 record, a 4.33 earned-run average and 13 saves in 46 appearances. He has 302 career saves, more than any active player and second only to Rollie Fingers' 341 on the all-time list. His lifetime record is 110-97.
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January 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
Last year when he didn't get elected to the Hall of Fame, Rollie Fingers partied into the night. This year when he made it to Cooperstown, he didn't get the chance. Fingers on Tuesday night celebrated his election to the Hall of Fame with family and friends at a Mission Valley sports bar not far from San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, where he pitched for the Padres for four seasons in the middle of his 17-year career. But he had to cut short the revelry to catch a plane for New York.
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January 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
The newest members of the Hall of Fame hope Pete Rose can join them in Cooperstown some day. Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers appeared together as Hall of Famers for the first time on Wednesday. Seaver set the record most observers once thought would belong to Rose when Seaver received a record 98.8% of the vote by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Rose was placed on baseball's ineligible list on Aug. 23, 1989, by the late commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
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August 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Tom Seaver used his induction into the Hall of Fame to make another perfect delivery. Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser and the late umpire Bill McGowan were inducted Sunday before a crowd of more than 15,000 on the grounds outside Alfred Clark Gymnasium. The ceremony was moved from its usual site, the Hall of Fame library, which is under construction. But the location did not matter.
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June 16, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Dopson was on the verge of pitching his first shutout, but Boston Manager Butch Hobson was not going to deny Jeff Reardon a chance to become baseball's all-time save leader. Reardon set the record with his 342nd save, combining with Dopson for a six-hitter and a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees Monday night at Boston. "They'd have hung me if I didn't bring him in," Hobson said. "Dopper knew he did his job. It was set up just right, just right, couldn't have wrote it any better."
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January 10, 1992 | DAVE DISTEL
If those crazy Hall of Fame voters do not come to their senses, the Padres will be needing to build their own wing (or at least closet) in Cooperstown. First, there was Willie McCovey. And then Gaylord Perry. And now Rollie Fingers. None of these guys likely considers the old brown, catsup and mustard uniforms to be their attire of choice, but all had legitimately decent years in Mission Valley.
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January 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
The newest members of the Hall of Fame hope Pete Rose can join them in Cooperstown some day. Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers appeared together as Hall of Famers for the first time on Wednesday. Seaver set the record most observers once thought would belong to Rose when Seaver received a record 98.8% of the vote by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Rose was placed on baseball's ineligible list on Aug. 23, 1989, by the late commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
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January 8, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers have been voted into baseball's Hall of Fame, in an election likely to be remembered for Pete Rose's absence from the ballot.
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January 8, 1992 | From Associated Press
Last year when he didn't get elected to the Hall of Fame, Rollie Fingers partied into the night. This year when he made it to Cooperstown, he didn't get the chance. Fingers on Tuesday night celebrated his election to the Hall of Fame with family and friends at a Mission Valley sports bar not far from San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, where he pitched for the Padres for four seasons in the middle of his 17-year career. But he had to cut short the revelry to catch a plane for New York.
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June 16, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Dopson was on the verge of pitching his first shutout, but Boston Manager Butch Hobson was not going to deny Jeff Reardon a chance to become baseball's all-time save leader. Reardon set the record with his 342nd save, combining with Dopson for a six-hitter and a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees Monday night at Boston. "They'd have hung me if I didn't bring him in," Hobson said. "Dopper knew he did his job. It was set up just right, just right, couldn't have wrote it any better."
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January 9, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tears trickled down faces. Curses were mumbled. It was another night of disappointment in the household of Rollie Fingers. Fingers, who recorded more saves, 341, in his 17-year career than any pitcher in baseball, was bypassed for induction into the Hall of Fame. He was on 291 of the 443 ballots cast, but he needed 75%--333 votes--to gain election. He told everyone at his house Tuesday night that he wasn't surprised, or even upset.
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January 8, 1991 | JACK O'CONNELL, HARTFORD COURANT
The Hall of Fame ballot mailed before the Dec. 31 deadline contained check marks after six names. At least two should be announced tonight as having won election to the shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y., whose curators have been behaving as if caution and ignorance were synonymous. First things first. The 1991 ballot. First-timers Rod Carew and Rollie Fingers did not require a second glance. The knock on Carew was the same Wade Boggs hears today. Where are the RBI? Carew batted .
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