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Lou Finney

Born: Aug 13, 1910

Death: May 8, 1966

Birthplace: Chambers County

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Lou Finney

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1910
Date of Death : May 8, 1966
Birth Place : Chambers County

Louis Klopsche Finney was an American outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Phillies. Born in Buffalo, in Chambers County, Alabama, the left-handed-batting Finney stood 6 ft 0 in tall and weighed 180 lb. Finney was of Scotch-Irish descent; he was named in memory of Louis Klopsch, a German-American immigrant and founder of The Christian Herald magazine, who died in 1910. An older brother, Hal, was also a Major League player, a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lou Finney's professional baseball career began in the minor leagues in 1930; the next season, he was called up to the American League-pennant-bound Athletics in September, and he batted .375 in nine games—including back-to-back three-hit outings against the Cleveland Indians on September 14–15. He did not appear in the 1931 World Series, which Philadelphia lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, and spent 1932 with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League, batting .351 with 268 hits.


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