Inducted in 2000, Rollie Fingers was baseball’s career “saves” leader with 341 saves upon his retirement in 1985. He had a seventeen year career in major league baseball.
Fingers broke in to the majors with the Oakland A’s in 1968 and pitched for three World Series champions.
He came to San Diego in 1977 and won the Fireman of the Year Award for three of his four seasons with the Padres, despite the team finishing under .500 three of those years.
Finishing his career with Milwaukee, he had 28 saves and a 1.04 earned run average in 1981, and became the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award and league most Valuable Player Award in the same season.
He retired after the 1985 season and was voted in the Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1992.