Rollie Fingers

Roland Glen Fingers

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 25, 1946 in Steubenville, OH
High School: Upland HS (Upland, CA)
School: Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1968 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Padres/Brewers 1968-1985
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: September 17, 1985 (Age 39)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1992 (349/430 ballots).
   View Rollie Fingers Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1968 OAK AL 21 P 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90 0 0 0
1969 OAK AL 22 P 60 8 1 119.0 42 9 30 3 3 .929 2.95 0.65 .951 1.88 1.88 7 3 30% 36% 2
1970 OAK AL 23 P 45 19 1 148.0 35 7 26 2 3 .943 2.01 0.73 .951 1.86 1.85 5 4 44% 39% 3
1971 OAK AL 24 P 48 8 2 129.1 38 14 24 0 4 1.000 2.64 0.79 .958 1.98 1.97 6 2 25% 39% 1
1972 OAK AL 25 P 65 0 0 111.1 18 7 11 0 1 1.000 1.46 0.28 .950 1.86 1.85 8 2 20% 39% 0
1973 OAK AL 26 P 62 2 0 126.2 18 3 14 1 0 .944 1.21 0.27 .951 1.86 1.85 8 7 47% 38% 0 AS
1974 OAK AL 27 P 76 0 0 119.0 30 9 21 0 4 1.000 2.27 0.39 .947 1.81 1.80 8 5 38% 38% 1 AS,MVP-16
1975 OAK AL 28 P 75 0 0 126.2 22 8 14 0 2 1.000 1.56 0.29 .940 1.87 1.86 6 5 45% 38% 2 AS,CYA-3,MVP-4
1976 OAK AL 29 P 70 0 0 134.2 31 4 26 1 2 .968 2.00 0.43 .950 1.87 1.88 15 6 29% 34% 1 AS,CYA-8,MVP-19
1977 SDP NL 30 P 78 0 0 132.1 27 5 19 3 0 .889 1.63 0.31 .950 1.85 1.85 10 2 17% 35% 2 MVP-14
1978 SDP NL 31 P 67 0 0 107.1 27 14 12 1 1 .963 2.18 0.39 .951 1.91 1.89 6 0 0% 32% 0 AS,CYA-8,MVP-14
1979 SDP NL 32 P 54 0 0 83.2 13 3 9 1 0 .923 1.29 0.22 .951 1.80 1.80 11 3 21% 34% 0
1980 SDP NL 33 P 66 0 0 103.0 21 9 11 1 0 .952 1.75 0.30 .952 1.91 1.91 8 4 33% 31% 1
1981 MIL AL 34 P 47 0 0 78.0 16 2 13 1 1 .938 1.73 0.32 .963 1.98 1.98 4 1 20% 38% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-1
1982 MIL AL 35 P 50 0 0 79.2 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.58 0.28 .958 1.80 1.80 7 1 13% 36% 0 AS,MVP-16
1984 MIL AL 37 P 33 0 0 46.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.18 .958 1.78 1.78 5 1 17% 36% 0
1985 MIL AL 38 P 47 0 0 55.1 17 7 10 0 1 1.000 2.77 0.36 .953 1.85 1.84 3 1 25% 33% 0
17 Seasons P 944 37 4 1701.1 375 108 253 14 23 .963 1.91 0.38 .952 1.87 1.86 117 47 29% 36% 14
17 Seasons TOT 944 37 4 1701.1 375 108 253 14 23 .963 1.91 0.38 .952 1.87 1.86 117 47 29% 36% 14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1968 OAK AL 21 P
1969 OAK AL 22 P
1970 OAK AL 23 P
1971 OAK AL 24 P
1972 OAK AL 25 P
1973 OAK AL 26 P
1974 OAK AL 27 P
1975 OAK AL 28 P
1976 OAK AL 29 P
1977 SDP NL 30 P
1978 SDP NL 31 P
1979 SDP NL 32 P
1980 SDP NL 33 P
1981 MIL AL 34 P
1982 MIL AL 35 P
1984 MIL AL 37 P
1985 MIL AL 38 P
17 Seasons P
17 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1968 OAK AL 21 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 OAK AL 22 60 8 60 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 OAK AL 23 45 19 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 OAK AL 24 48 8 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 OAK AL 25 65 0 65 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 OAK AL 26 62 2 2 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 OAK AL 27 76 0 6 76 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 OAK AL 28 76 0 2 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1976 OAK AL 29 70 0 1 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 SDP NL 30 78 0 78 78 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 SDP NL 31 67 0 67 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 SDP NL 32 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 SDP NL 33 66 0 66 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 MIL AL 34 47 0 1 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MIL AL 35 50 0 1 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 MIL AL 37 33 0 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 MIL AL 38 47 0 0 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 945 37 497 944 944 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1968 OAK AL 21 9 100% 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 OAK AL 22 503 83% 34% 30 93% 0 9 0 6 30 22 3 3 0 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 3 100%
1970 OAK AL 23 608 82% 27% 27 96% 0 8 0 5 28 20 2 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 3 0 4 100%
1971 OAK AL 24 503 75% 28% 29 97% 0 15 0 9 25 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 3 100%
1972 OAK AL 25 436 70% 22% 11 91% 0 7 0 6 10 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1973 OAK AL 26 520 74% 21% 15 87% 0 3 1 2 13 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1974 OAK AL 27 483 77% 25% 21 95% 0 8 0 6 21 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 2 100%
1975 OAK AL 28 493 72% 22% 14 100% 1 8 1 6 14 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 100%
1976 OAK AL 29 559 77% 21% 27 93% 1 4 1 1 26 17 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 7 100%
1977 SDP NL 30 543 76% 20% 18 100% 0 6 0 6 20 13 5 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1978 SDP NL 31 435 78% 26% 18 94% 0 14 2 10 14 10 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1979 SDP NL 32 372 77% 24% 11 91% 0 4 0 4 10 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1980 SDP NL 33 430 81% 26% 15 93% 0 9 2 5 11 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1981 MIL AL 34 297 77% 22% 16 75% 0 4 0 2 13 9 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5 40%
1982 MIL AL 35 318 75% 23% 10 90% 0 4 0 2 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1984 MIL AL 37 193 76% 29% 3 100% 0 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1985 MIL AL 38 241 84% 22% 13 100% 1 7 0 2 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 100%
17 Seasons 6943 77% 25% 278 94% 3 113 7 75 257 177 34 14 0 5 9 3 23 14 23 0 51 92%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA (65.7%)
1992 BBWAA (81.2%)
Selected to HOF in 1992 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1974 AL (16, 6%)
1975 AL (4, 38%)
1976 AL (19, 4%)
1977 NL (14, 5%)
1978 NL (14, 5%)
1981 AL (1, 81%)
1982 AL (16, 3%)
1 MVP
1.42 Career Shares (160th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1975 AL (3, 21%)
1976 AL (8, 1%)
1978 NL (8, 1%)
1981 AL (1, 90%)
1 Cy Young
1.13 Career Shares (49th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1972 AL  65 (2nd)
1973 AL  62 (2nd)
1974 AL  76 (1st)
1975 AL  75 (1st)
1976 AL  70 (2nd)
1977 NL  78 (1st)
1981 AL  47 (2nd)
Career  944 (20th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  1.82 (94th)

Oldest s c a p y
1985 AL  born 1946-08-25 (10th)

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Name and misspellings: Roland Glen roland Rollie Fingers

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