Chuck Finley Biography

( 1962 - )
January 29, 2019
First published on:January 29, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Chuck Finley

Date of Birth: 1962, November 26
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Charles Edward Finley
Birth Place Monroe, Louisiana
Famous Name Chuck Finley
Horoscope Sagittarius
Net Worth $20 million
Career Earnings $67 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball player
Currently Married no
Divorce yes
Children 2

Chuck Finley is a retired, left-handed pitcher of  Major League Baseball. He pitched for three teams from 1986 to 2002, but mainly with the California Angels. Further, he also played for Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals. 


Chuck Finley has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. He was married to actress Tawny Kitaen from 1997 to 2002. Further, he shares 2 children with his ex-wife. 

Chuck Finley Early Life

Chuck Finley was born on November 26, 1962, in Monroe, Louisiana. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Sagittarius. 

The details about his parents, siblings and early life are yet to be disclosed. In addition, the details about his education background are still out of the reach of media. 

Chuck Finley Net Worth, Earnings, and Properties

As of 2019, Chuck Finley has an estimated net worth of over $30 million. He is not involved in any profession currently so, he doesn't have any good source of earnings. As a player, his last contract was with Cardinals worth $8 million for 1 year.

Career contract and earnings are: 

California / Anaheim Angels (1986–1999) $40 million
Cleveland Indians (2000–2001) $19 million
St. Louis Cardinals  (2002) $8 million

His first professional contract with Angels earned him the annual average salary of about $8 million for 6 years. Moreover, he was paid $9.5 million a year by Indians for 2 years in 2000 and 2001.

Chuck Finley so far has made earnings of $67 million from his entire NBA career while Alex Rodriguez is all-time highest earner of MBL with career earnings of $437.2 million. Further, he also has endorsement deals with different brands, earning a decent amount of money which certainly adds up to his net worth. 

CAPTION: Former Angels southpaw Chuck Finley sells the equestrian estate in O.C SOURCE: Sun Sentinel

Finley's net worth also includes properties in different places. He and his former wife owned an equestrian estate in San Juan Capistrano which they sold for $3.55 million in 2014. He had bought the property in January 2006 for $4.15 million.

Chuck Finley Professional Career

During a 17-year baseball career, Finley compiled 200 wins, 2,610 strikeouts and achieved an average of 3,85 runs. He is the Angels' all-time career leader in wins( 165), innings pitched ( 2,675),  games started (379) and is second in str ve performed a repeat four-outer. 

Finley and former teammate Brian Downing were to be induced in the Angels ' Hall of Fame on 9 April 2009 before the start of the game. The ceremony and the game were postponed until 27 August 2009 due to the death of Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart.

CAPTION: Chuck Finley SOURCE: Wikipedia

Finley was the first pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to record four strikeouts more than once in a single inning; he performed the feat three times in two years( only A. J. Burnett and Zack Greinke performed four times, more than a decade later).

Finley was a rare left-hand power pitcher, similar to Randy Johnson, and often finished in the top five in the league in strikeouts. Roger Clemens would be the best comparison to Finley for pitching style, although Finley had less consistent pitch control than Clemens.

Chuck Finley Personal Life

Exploring his personal life, Finley was married to Tawny Kitaen in 1997 but the couple later got a divorce in 2002. Additionally, Finley shares 2 daughters Wynter and Raine with his ex-wife. 

His wife Tawny is an American actress, comedian, and media personality.

CAPTION: Chuck Finley with his ex-wife Tawny Kitaen and daughter SOURCE: Getty Images

He filed for divorce three days after Kitaen had beaten him with a stiletto heel and was charged with domestic violence. Tawny Finley claimed in a statement to the Superior Court of Orange County that Finley used steroids among other drugs.

When he was told about the accusations of his wife, which included heavy marijuana use and abuse of alcohol. Finley replied: "I can't believe she left out the cross-dressing."

Further, there aren't any additional rumors of his past girlfriends, affairs, and relationship. 

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