First switch-hitter to play at SIU since Jay Mansavage (1994-96)...Has good instincts.
2007: Played in 45 games and made 39 starts...Made all but three of his starts at shortstop...Hit .263 with 30 runs scored, seven doubles, a home run and 11 RBI...Hit his first career home run at Middle Tennessee State (3/14)...Had multiple-hits in seven games, with a career-high three vs. Illinois State (3/23)...Held an 11-game hitting streak from Mar. 11-28...That hitting streak ranked fifth-longest on the team...Hit .857 (6-for-7) with four runs, two doubles, one RBI and a 1.143 slugging percentage in three games against Illinois State (3/23-25).
Pre-SIU: Four-year starter at Lanphier High School...Played in the State-Journal Register All-Star Baseball Classic and garnered Central State Eight all-conference honors all four seasons...Holds the school record for most games played...Hit .385 with 25 RBI and 26 stolen bases as a senior...Also hit .375 as a junior, .370 as a sophomore and .380 as a freshman...Three-time Central State Eight All-Academic selection...Spent several summers playing for the Springfield Statesmen, which is known for sending numerous players on to Division I programs.
Personal: Full name is Michael James Finigan...Undecided on his major...Born November 27, 1987...Son of Gregg and Mary Finigan...Brother of 2005 MVC Player-of-the-Year P.J. Finigan, who was drafted in the seventh round by the Detroit Tigers...Great uncle Jim played Major League Baseball, while his father played college baseball at Springfield College and Millikin University...Grandpa Jack Finigan also played minor league baseball.
Last Updated February 7, 2008
Michael Finigan's Career Statistics at SIU