August 27, 2009


Finley of ULM to be Inducted into LA Angels Hall of Fame


Former ULM hurler Chuck Finley (right) will be inducted tonight into the Los Angeles Angels Hall of Fame prior to the team’s game against the Oakland A’s.


Finley, a five-time All-Star, pitched the first 14 of his 18 major league seasons with the Angels. He holds the team career records with 2,675 innings pitched and 379 games started. He posted 165 victories for the Angels and is second to Nolan Ryan on the team’s career strikeouts list with 2,151.


Finley and Brian Downing are the first Angels since 1995 to be placed in the team’s Hall of Fame. They join Ryan, Don Baylor, Rod Carew, Jimmie Reese, Bobby Grich and Jim Fregosi.


Finley played at ULM from 1984-85. He led the Warhawks in strikeouts in 1985. Finley and Ben Sheets had their ULM jerseys retired in 2007.


(photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels)