Steve Finley A formable MLB star, Steve Finley could beat opposing teams with his bat, his speed on the base paths and with his fine defensive play in the outfield. And, as of the start of 2007 Steve Finley is only the sixth MLB player to post over 300 homers and steal over 300 bases – 303 home runs and 320 stolen bases. A well traveled major league veteran, Steve Finley starred at Illinois State University before being drafted in the 14th round by the Baltimore Orioles in 1988. Steve Finley batted .249 and .256 in two seasons with Baltimore before being traded to the Houston Astros prior to the 1991 season. With Houston in 1992 the speedy Steve Finley hit .292 in 162 games, lined 29 doubles, 13 triples, 5 homers, stole a career best 44 bases and scored 84 runs. Steve Finley made an All Star name playing with the Padres from 1995 thru 1998, scoring 104 runs, then a career high 126, 101 and 92 runs, hitting a career-high 45 doubles in 1996.
Although he failed to bat .300 in any season, six times he batted over .285. Steve Finley lined at least 20 doubles in 13 seasons and had over 10 triples in 5 seasons. After signing as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999 Steve Finley scored 100 runs and drove in a career high 103 runs his first season there. He also scored an even 100 runs the next season, 2000. A diligent worker and a noted defensive ballhawk, Steve Finley played at least 139 games in 13 of 14 seasons from 1990-2003 and played over 100 games in 15 of his first 18 MLB seasons. . In his 18 seasons in MLB Steve Finley career stats .272 BA, 446 doubles, 124 triples, 303 Hr, 1434 Runs, 1165 RBI, 320 SB, 118 CS, 1,295 Ks, 836 walks, .333 on-base pct, .444 slugging pct, 2531 hits in 9303 at bats, 2540 games. Baseball Historian