7-time All-Star pitcher who was named World Series MVP for the Oakland Athletics in 1974 after helping the A's capture their third straight World Series Championship. He received the American League MVP and AL Cy Young award in 1981 with the Milwaukee Brewers after leading the AL in saves.
His father moved the family to California after being fed up with working in the steel mill, but unfortunately had to find work at another steel mill to keep the family afloat.
He became one of only a few baseball players to have a number retired by more than one team - the A's and the Brewers both retired #34.
The son of George Michael and Edna Pearl Fingers, he married his high school sweetheart shortly before making it to the pros. After a pair of divorces, he married his third wife, Lori Harden. He has a son named Jason Fingers.
He appeared in a 1983 episode of Family Feud hosted by Richard Dawson.