Chuck Finley
American baseball player
Chuck Finley
Charles Edward "Chuck" Finley is an American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1986-2002 for three different teams, but pitched primarily with the California Angels. During a 17-year baseball career, Finley compiled 200 wins, 2,610 strikeouts, and a 3.85 earned run average.
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Hero librarians create fake reader to save books, outsmart algorithms
Chicago Times - about 1 month
Two librarians of East Lake County Library in Lake County, Fla., are the subject of investigation for creating a fake patron, "Chuck Finley," who checked out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016. I call them heroes. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the librarians created Mr. Finley when it appeared...
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Librarians Go Rogue In Devious Attempt To Save Books From Getting Tossed
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Staff at the East Lake County Library say they were just trying to save books. But one librarian has been fired in connection with a scheme involving the creation of a fake library patron who “checked out” more than 2,000 books over the last year, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. The fake patron, named “Chuck Finley” — who shares his name with a real-life retired baseball player and an often-used alias on the show “Burn Notice”— is recorded as checking out 2,361 books ranging from children’s book Why Do My Ears Pop? to John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Branch supervisor George Dore was fired on Dec. 27, Lake County spokeswoman Elisha Pappacoda told The Huffington Post. Two other employees involved are still working at the library. Dore told the Sentinel that two employees hatched the plan for a good reason. The library’s computer system automatically flags books for removal if no one has checked them out within a year, and they wanted to keep the books on the shelve ...
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'Burn Notice' Finale: Seven Things We'll Miss About The Spy Drama
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"When you're a spy, it can be hard to accept that the mission is over." That isn't a line from the "Burn Notice" series finale, which airs Thursday on USA; it sprang from my own brain. I've heard Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) do that kind of narration so often that it was hard to resist the urge to channel that deadpan voice one more time before it's time to say goodbye to the show. There was a lot of USA Network DNA in this show from the moment it debuted: It had the blue skies that the network's shows are known for, and the Miami setting allowed for a lot of skimpy bikinis, palm trees and mojitos. But the show's deeper arc -- which told the story of a spy who had to learn how to dismantle the mental compartments he'd so diligently built and reconnect to the people in his life while he rebuilt his professional reputation -- was what gave the show its heft and texture. You could also argue that it paved the way for "Suits," "Covert Affairs" and "Graceland," which tend to ...
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Double Eagle > Green Jacket
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
Zuma Press Louis Oosthuizen, right, celebrates with his caddie Wynand Stander after making a rare double-eagle on the second hole during Sunday’s final round of the Masters. Louis Oosthuizen was understandably disappointed that he didn’t win the Masters, after leading for much of the last round and advancing to a playoff round against winner Bubba Watson. But he accomplished something even rarer than winning the Masters: hitting a double eagle at the tournament. Oosthuizen holed out in two on the par-five second hole, just the fourth hole a golfer finished in three under par in Masters history and the 16th by a golfer at the four majors. That makes a double eagle at a major among the rarest feats in sports — even baseball, which, with its complex scoring and stats, records so many events that some are bound to be infrequent. There have been 52 Major League Baseball players who have hit two home runs in one inning, and three — Andre Dawson, Jeff King and Willie McCovey — d ...
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Cash for Gold at Houston Jewelery - Blockshopper
Google News - over 5 years
In today's troubled economy, people will look for anything to sell, and with gold still at historic high prices, people are flocking to local jewelry stores and pawnshops. “Gold is at record levels,” says Rex
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Beltre knocks No. 2000 with single in sixth - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
He had a second-inning double off of Angels pitcher Chuck Finley and went 2-for-5 that day in the Dodgers' 6-5 victory. Beltre said before the game he is not big on numbers. "I never have been -- why start now?" Beltre said. "It definitely means I've
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Infinity Classic Homes celebrates another community Grand Opening - Ultimate CyFair
Google News - over 5 years
Infinity Classic Homes offers high quality homes to the Houston Area and they will once again celebrate the Grand Opening of another one of their marvelous communities. The Paloma Creek Subdivision will be
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Beckett has had the Yankees' number in '11 - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Over the past 35 years, only three pitchers have posted an ERA of 1.00 or lower against the Yankees with at least 25 innings: Felix Hernandez (0.35 in 2010), Chuck Finley (0.57 in 1996) and Mike Caldwell (0.99 in 1978). The key to Beckett's success?
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Tennis pro John Foster faciliates high performance training - Blockshopper
Google News - over 5 years
John Foster, a Tennis Pro, took part in a high performance training session on the weekend of August 20-21. John was one of just 20 coaches that were randomly chosen from 400 to 500 applicants
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Finley shows up to applaud Weaver - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
ANAHEIM – Chuck Finley, the winningest pitcher in Angels history, sat in the front row during Tuesday's news conference outside Angel Stadium when Jered Weaver was introduced as the highest-paid pitcher in franchise history after
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Katy's Tanks Paintball Bids Goodbye to the Summer - Blockshopper
Google News - over 5 years
To celebrate the end of summer, Tank's Paintball in Katy is hosting its First Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19. The event will be a great time for the whole family. “Some people may feel that
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Surface Doctors specializes in all types of refinishing services for your home - Ultimate Clear Lake
Google News - over 5 years
Surface Doctors can help you with all your bathroom and kitchen remodeling needs. The experts at Surface Doctors believe in providing refinishing services at a fraction of the cost of replacement
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Burn Notice Review: The Tale of Two Mikes - Poptimal.com
Google News - over 5 years
Carmelo comes to the scene, takes Sam and demands answers about where his drugs are, at which point Sam (or should I say Chuck Finley) becomes a canary and starts to sing, leading Carmelo to the Serbians lair where a shootout begins and Carmelo takes
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Carlos Carrasco needs to get his head on straight: Cleveland Indians daily ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
I remember a game when Chuck Finley was pitching for the Tribe. He was pitching a game in Detroit and getting hammered. The Tigers were hitting him hard and often. It was a hot day and Finley had to be miserable. I watched him through the binoculars
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chuck Finley
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 47
    On July 11, 2010, Finley was the winning pitcher in the 2010 Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at Angel Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details Finley, similarly to Randy Johnson, was a rare left-handed power pitcher and often finished in the top 5 in the league in strikeouts. He complemented his hard fastball with a devastating forkball that would baffle hitters when on target. The best comparison to Finley for pitching style would be right-handed Roger Clemens, though Finley had less consistent command of his pitches than Clemens.
  • 2009
    Age 46
    On April 9, 2009, Finley was to be inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame along with former teammate Brian Downing before the start of the game. However, due to the death of Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, the ceremony and game were postponed until August 27, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    Finley became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008; 75% of the vote was necessary for induction, and 5% was necessary to stay on the BBWAA ballot.
    More Details Hide Details He received .2% of the vote and dropped off of the ballot.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    In 2002, he was 4–11 with a 4.44 ERA in 18 games before being traded to the Cardinals for outfielder Coco Crisp.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season and subsequently his career with the Cardinals, going 7–4 with a 3.80 ERA for the remainder of the season, Finley was the first pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to record four strikeouts in a single inning more than once; he accomplished the feat three times in two years (only A. J. Burnett and Zack Greinke, over a decade later, have performed a repeat four-outer). Finley accomplished the feat on May 12, 1999, then later that season on August 15, both with the Anaheim Angels, and then for a third time on April 16, 2000, with the Cleveland Indians. This oddity can mainly be attributed to the fact that he used an excellent split-finger pitch as his strike-out weapon; that pitch would often end up in the dirt, eluding both batter and catcher.
  • 2000
    Age 37
    After departing the Angels, Finley signed with the Indians before the 2000 season.
    More Details Hide Details He went 16–11 with a 4.17 ERA and posted an 8–7 record with a 5.54 ERA with the Indians in.
  • 1997
    Age 34
    Finley was married to actress Tawny Kitaen from 1997 to 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He filed for divorce three days after Kitaen was charged with committing domestic violence against him, having beaten him with a stiletto heel. They have two daughters, Wynter and Raine. Tawny Finley, in a declaration to the Orange County Superior Court, claims her husband, Chuck Finley, used steroids amongst other drugs. She even details that Finley bought the steroids from a man named "Rob" from Mission Viejo, and that she has seen him inject himself. She also claims he bragged about being able to circumvent MLB's testing policy. When told of his wife's accusations, which also included heavy marijuana use and alcohol abuse, Finley replied: "I can't believe she left out the cross-dressing." As Finley took the mound for an April 2002 game against the Chicago White Sox at then-Comiskey Park, the stadium's musical director, Joe Stephen, took a subtle dig at Finley's messy divorce, and played "Here I Go Again" by the band Whitesnake, referencing Kitaen's appearance in that band's videos and her previous marriage to the band's lead singer, David Coverdale. Stephen was later fired and the White Sox apologized.
  • 1993
    Age 30
    In 1993, Finley led the major leagues in complete games (13) and in 1994 he led the American leagues in innings pitched (183.1).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 27
    His finest season was in 1990, when he won 18 games to just 9 losses and posted a 2.40 ERA — to date, the lowest by an Angel left-hander on a season, surpassing Frank Tanana's 2.43 in 1976.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    He pitched from 1986–2002 for three different teams, but pitched primarily with the California Angels (later the Anaheim Angels and now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).
    More Details Hide Details After a 14-year tenure with the Angels, he played for the Cleveland Indians for three years, and then was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals and played there for half a season. During a 17-year baseball career, Finley compiled 200 wins, 2,610 strikeouts, and a 3.85 earned run average. He is the Angels all-time career leader in wins (165), innings pitched (2,675), games started (379) and is second in strikeouts (2,151). He lives in Newport Beach, California Finley is best known for his long career with the Angels, during which he won more than 15 games six times. He was a very durable pitcher through his career, pitching more than 190 innings a year in 12 of 15 years (1988–2002).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on November 26, 1962.
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