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July 7, 2005
Steve Finley of the Angels and the Reggie Sanders of St. Louis are bidding to join four others with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. *--* Player HR SB Barry Bonds 703 506 Willie Mays 660 338 Andre Dawson 438 314 Bobby Bonds 332 461 Steve Finley 293 311 Reggie Sanders 288 296 *--*
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February 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Colorado Rockies signed veteran outfielder Steve Finley to a minor league contract Saturday. He is a nonroster invitee at the club's spring training camp in Tucson. Finley, who turns 42 next month, has played 18 seasons in the majors. He batted .246 with six home runs and 40 RBIs last season with San Francisco. He's a career .272 hitter with 303 home runs and 320 stolen bases, one of only six players with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.
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February 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Colorado Rockies signed veteran outfielder Steve Finley to a minor league contract Saturday. He is a nonroster invitee at the club's spring training camp in Tucson. Finley, who turns 42 next month, has played 18 seasons in the majors. He batted .246 with six home runs and 40 RBIs last season with San Francisco. He's a career .272 hitter with 303 home runs and 320 stolen bases, one of only six players with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.
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November 2, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, becoming the third player penalized this year for violating Major League Baseball's toughened drug policy. In announcing the suspension, the commissioner's office did not say why Mota was suspended. His failed drug test was confirmed by a baseball official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the specifics weren't included in the release. Mota, 33, was 4-3 with a 4.
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August 20, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Steve Finley, a two-time All-Star and six-time playoff participant, is well aware he cannot maintain his place in the lineup on credentials alone. "We're in a pennant race. You've got to be productive. I understand that," he said. "This game is not about what you've done before. It's about what you're doing right now." The Angel Stadium fans have taken to booing Finley, who is hitting .213 with a .267 on-base percentage. He is hitting .
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May 7, 1997
The San Diego Padres activated two-time Gold Glove center fielder Steve Finley from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and optioned right-handed reliever Marc Kroon to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. Finley sat out 14 games because of a sore left elbow. He is batting .220 with nine runs batted in, playing in 12 games. He had 30 homers last year but has yet to hit one this season.
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December 11, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Agent Scott Boras did his best to keep the Angels in the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes, extolling the virtues of the free-agent center fielder during a five-hour lunch meeting with Angel owner Arte Moreno on Thursday. But Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman had his sights set not on one player, but on two and possibly three, and that's why 39-year-old Steve Finley was standing at a lectern in the Anaheim Marriott on Friday afternoon, being introduced as the Angels' new center fielder.
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October 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Dodgers could have stopped after four pitches. They had a 1-0 lead. That was it. The Houston Astros went on to 6-1 victory Friday night at the Astrodome, and Orel Hershiser was reduced to making jokes at his own expense. "I'm not going to say how I pitch to Steve Finley," Hershiser said. "I don't give out my secrets on how to give up hits." Finley, who this season is seven for 13 against Hershiser, was four for four Friday night with four runs scored and two runs batted in.
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July 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Steve Finley tripled, doubled and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks ended a five-game losing streak against the last-place San Diego Padres with a 7-1 victory Saturday night. After being held scoreless through seven innings by rookie Oliver Perez, the Diamondbacks tied the score on Finley's run-scoring triple in the eighth inning. Arizona leads the Dodgers by 1 1/2 games in the National League West.
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September 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
Steve Finley hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres defeated the Giants, 2-1, Monday night at San Francisco. The Padres remained one-half game behind the Dodgers in the National League West Division and lead Montreal by two games in the wild-card race. Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman struck out Rich Aurilia with the bases loaded to end the game, sending the Giants to their sixth consecutive loss. They have dropped 10 in a row to San Diego.
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December 22, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Angel fans won't have Steve Finley to kick around anymore. The underachieving center fielder and object of summer scorn was traded to San Francisco on Wednesday for third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo, whose decline from All-Star status has been nearly as pronounced as Finley's. A blockbuster deal, this wasn't. This was more a case of Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman and Giant GM Brian Sabean dealing from the discard pile. Finley, 40, suffered through a dismal, injury-plagued 2005, batting .
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September 25, 2005 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
The Angels had long been fixated on the two television screens in their clubhouse Saturday afternoon when Jarrod Washburn sauntered in, wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Taking advantage of having the run of the room as the day's starting pitcher, Washburn made a beeline to a TV and switched the channel, mid-play, from the USC-Oregon football game to the Wisconsin-Michigan contest. The move elicited dropped jaws from the catching Molina brothers, Bengie and Jose, and bullpen catcher Steve Soliz.
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September 23, 2005 | T.J. Simers
The granddaughter and I were talking the other day on her two-month birthday, and while I know there are some in the family who haven't heard her talk yet, I'm not surprised she hasn't let on to some of them. We've been on the same wavelength, of course, for some time now, and we were talking about Steve Finley, because you can tell already that she has this thing for old men. She wanted to know if Finley was a G.P.
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August 21, 2005 | Tim Brown
Steve Finley did not play Saturday afternoon at Angel Stadium, a manager's decision that allowed him a couple more hours in front of a television screen, holding last season's mechanics up against this season's. He learned a little more about his swing, the inexpert passes he makes at baseballs that have resulted in a career-low .213 batting average, along with something approaching career-high despair.
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August 20, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Steve Finley, a two-time All-Star and six-time playoff participant, is well aware he cannot maintain his place in the lineup on credentials alone. "We're in a pennant race. You've got to be productive. I understand that," he said. "This game is not about what you've done before. It's about what you're doing right now." The Angel Stadium fans have taken to booing Finley, who is hitting .213 with a .267 on-base percentage. He is hitting .
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August 10, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Steve Finley returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after spending three games "in hitting rehab," but the veteran's hold on center field seemed a lot more tenuous than it did the first four months of the season. With injured third baseman Dallas McPherson expected back this weekend or next week, Manager Mike Scioscia will have the option of moving Chone Figgins from third to center field and Finley to the bench if Finley fails to emerge from what has become a season-long funk.
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August 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Joey Hamilton pitched a four-hitter to win his fifth consecutive decision, and Wally Joyner had three RBIs to lead the Padres to an 8-2 victory over the Expos on Friday. Rickey Henderson and Chris Gomez drove in two runs each as the Padres ended a three-game losing streak and won for the eighth time in 12 games. Gomez tied a career high with four hits. The struggling Expos have lost eight of their last 12.
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June 24, 1997 | From Associated Press
Steve Finley homered three times and Wally Joyner added two homers as the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants, 11-6, Monday night. Jim Bruske got his major league win a few hours after being promoted from the minors, allowing three hits in five scoreless innings of relief. Finley hit solo homers in the first and seventh innings and added a two-run shot--his 11th of the season--in the ninth.
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July 17, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
With seven more home runs, Steve Finley will join a select group of major leaguers who have hit 300 home runs and stolen 300 bases, an exclusive club with only four members -- Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Andre Dawson and Bobby Bonds. But the Angel center fielder, who has 293 homers and 311 stolen bases, says this is not the appropriate time to discuss the achievement.
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