Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Steve Finley, 1989 Score Rookies & Traded #95T

I love the angle of this photograph. Steve Finley, not exactly known for his power hitting early in his career, is following through on a swing. He's deep in concentration, watching the flight of the ball he's just struck. Is it a shallow pop? A warning track fly? A drive into the gap? Or even - dare we dream it - a home run?

Well, there's no way to be sure exactly what the result of this play was, but I am going to be a bit of a wet blanket. Steve hit just two home runs in his rookie season of 1989, and both came on the road. So no, this one didn't clear the fence at Memorial Stadium. There's always next year.

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