Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rollie Fingers


Before Mariano Rivera, before Bruce Sutter, Goose Gossage , and Dennis Eckersley, there was Rollie Fingers. What is it all of them had in common? They were all starters converted into relievers. Fingers was a starter throughout his minor league career. He had started 19 games in 1970. But a May 15, 1971 start againstContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rollie Fingers”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Rollie Fingers


Fingers was a starter throughout his minor league career. He had started 19 games in 1970. But a May 15, 1971 start against the Royals in Kansas City would be his last in regular rotation (he gave up one run on four hits in five full innings; final score Royals 5 – A’s 4). HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Rollie Fingers”