Steve Finley (born March 12, 1965 in Union City, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the San Francisco Giants. Previously, he played with the Baltimore Orioles (1989-90), Houston Astros (1991-94), San Diego Padres (1995-98), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2004), Los Angeles Dodgers (2004), and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005). Finley, who grew up in Paducah, Kentucky and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, bats and throws left-handed.
At the age of 39, Finley became the oldest player in the past 30 years (other than Otis Nixon in 1997-98) to play 100-plus games in center field. He has the fourth most center field appearances in major league history. Finley is a pull hitter.
He is a career .273 hitter with 297 home runs, 1125 RBI, 1368 runs, 2426 hits, 425 doubles, 112 triples, and 313 stolen bases in 2401 games.
All-Star (1997, 2000) 5-time Gold Glove Award (1995-96, 1999-2000, 2004) Top 10 in National League MVP voting (10th, 1996) Twice led NL in games played (162, in 1992 and 2004) Twice led NL in triples (1993, 2003) Hit two 3-Home run games in the same season (May 19 and June 23, 1997) Hit three home runs and drove in six runs in a game (September 8, 1999) Twice hit a game-ending grand slam (April 10, 1998, and October 2, 2004) Oldest player to lead his league in triples since Tommy Henrich in 1948 (38, 2003) Led active players in triples (109) Named MVP in the All-Stars Series between Japan and United States (Tokyo, 1996) On October 2, 2004, Finley's walk-off grand slam capped a seven-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Dodgers clinched the NL West Division title by beating San Francisco 7-3.