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Rollie Fingers is putting his Cy Young and MVP awards up for auction

Apr 4, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Rollie Fingers

Stars of the 70s and 80s putting their awards and memorabilia up for auction seems to be quite the trend lately. Steve Garvey, Kirk Gibson and now Rollie Fingers. From Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

The auction is being handled by SCP Auctions, and will be held from April 10-27.

In addition to the Cy Young and the MVP awards, Fingers is also putting up for auction his 1981 American League Relief Pitcher of the Year ring, and many other items from his long career. The three items from his Brewers years are the actual awards, not replicas.

Hey guys: if we all pitch in and buy the 1981 MVP award perhaps we can give it to its rightful recipient, Dwight Evans.

  1. Sorbet Te Charta Saccus - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Rickey thinks you should give the award to it’s rightful owner…Rickey.

  2. dexterismyhero - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Is the Stache up for auction?

  3. blacksables - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Official stated Hardball Talk policy that pitchers can’t win the MVP?

  4. Old Gator - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    He’d get more for his moustache.

  5. mattj425 - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I’m curious if he’s paid up on all of his WI delinquent income taxes. Would be interesting if the Brewers awards went towards that.

  6. Gardenhire's Cat - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Craig, I’ll just need your banking information and social security number so I can make a deposit in your account.

  7. 18thstreet - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I don’t remember the 1981 season, but I think I understand how Fingers took the MVP that year. I’m guessing LOTS of voters said, “How on earth did the Brewers make the playoffs?” And Fingers — despite all the normal, sensible reasons to not vote for a reliever — was all over the second half success of the Brewers. They won 31 games in the second half. Fingers was the winner in five and got the save in 16.

    Looks to me like Cecil Cooper was their best position player (they had pretty crappy starting pitchers), but there’s no way the 1981 MVP is going to a guy with 60 RBIs at first base. Cooper finished 8th.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      Why even mention Cooper at all???

      Ol Dwight (who also sported a mighty fine coke stasche) should have been the MVP, without question.

      • 18thstreet - Apr 5, 2013 at 7:24 AM

        I’m putting myself in the mind of the (idiot) voters. The Red Sox didn’t go to the playoffs. Dwight Evans was not going to win the MVP. That’s what second-place votes are for.

  8. jm91rs - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Dustin Hoffman definitely stole this look for the movie Hook. I never noticed the similarities before.

  9. coryfor3 - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Can we give the 1988 one to Mike Greenwell?

  10. coryfor3 - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    If we are getting into undeserved MVPs, check out the AL 1996 award. Frank Thomas finished 8th and Griffey finished 4th and both had phenomenal years that to the best of our knowledge were the only untainted candidates in the top 10 finishers. Thomas and Griffey really got short changed by the roid era (not that PEDs are out of the game now)

  11. gloccamorra - Apr 4, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    It’s sad to see a Hall of Famer so hard up for money that he has to auction his awards. I guess he never got much in the way of endorsements after his playing days. You’d think Gillette would have paid him big bucks to shave off the handlebar, but they probably included a rider in the contract that he couldn’t grow it back for X number of years.

  12. turdfurgerson68 - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    He should put the mustache up for sale as well….guaranteed some d’bag hipster trustafarian out in Greenpoint or Williamsburg would pay top $$$ for it.

  13. moogro - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    That picture looks like Freddy Mercury in a Rollie Fingers costume.

    • denny65 - Apr 5, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Now *that’s* funny!

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