December 29, 1884|
Fort Dodge, Iowa
|Died: December 22, 1964
|May 7, 1906, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 15, 1909, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||3.85|
Fiene was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Known as "Big Finn," he started his professional baseball career in 1904. That season, he led the Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League in wins (23) and earned run average (2.45). He joined the American Association's Toledo Mud Hens, and in 1905, he went 11–13.
Fiene was then purchased by the White Sox. In spring training of 1906, he claimed to have mastered the spitball pitch. He pitched in just six games that season, going 1–1, while Chicago won the World Series. Fiene didn't pitch much in 1907, either. He spent most of 1908 back in the American Association with the Minneapolis Millers, and he won 20 games. That performance earned him a roster spot on the White Sox again. In 1909, he pitched a career-high 72 innings in the major leagues and went 2–5.
- "Lou Fiene Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
- Kemp, Bill. Gallery: Three Eye Veterans in the Big Leagues. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
- "Lou Fiene Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
- Smiles, Jack. Big Ed Walsh: The Life and Times of a Spitballing Hall of Famer (McFarland, 2007), p. 31.
- "There is Gratitude in Baseball - Fiene's Case Proves It". The Milwaukee Journal, April 19, 1914, p. 23.