History will always make us understand that the best pitcher who ever existed in the Los Angeles Angels squad is Charles Edward Finley.



Charles Edward Finley (born November 26, 1962) is a former professional baseball pitcher in the United States. He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for three organizations from 1986 to 2002, principally with the California Angels (later the Anaheim Angels and now Los Angeles Angels).

After a 14-year career with the Angels, he spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Cleveland Indians before being dealt with by the St. Louis Cardinals for a half-season.



He batted and threw left-handed, measuring 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and 220 pounds (100 kg). Finley had a 17-year major-league career that included 200 wins, 2,610 strikeouts, and a 3.85 ERA. He has a number of Angels team marks, including games started (379), wins (165), losses (140), and innings pitched throughout his career (2,675).

On May 29, 1986, the Angels lost 7–4 against the Detroit Tigers. Finley surrendered two runs on two hits in one inning of relief of Don Sutton. He also struck out against Pat Sheridan. Finley made 25 bullpen appearances with the 1986 Angels, posting a 3.30 ERA, 3–1 record, and 37 strikeouts in 46+13 innings.

Finley pitched in three games of the 1986 American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, surrendering just one hit in two innings.

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