Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers is listed among baseball’s all-time save leaders. He’s also on Wisconsin’s list of all-time delinquent taxpayers.
It’s been over 20 years since he graced the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen. Long gone from the state of Wisconsin after helping the club to division titles and winning seasons, he’s not been forgotten by the department of revenue.
The Associated Press reported that the state and attorneys for Fingers are working on the situation. Fingers, known for his handlebar mustache, would not do an interview Wednesday, said his agent, John Boggs.
The unpaid income taxes stemmed from Fingers’ time as a closer for the Milwaukee Brewers. That was in 1981-82 and 1984-85. Boggs wouldn’t say exactly when the taxes were due.
"This was basically a shock to him," he said.
He also would not comment on whether Fingers was going to pay the back taxes or dispute the delinquency, but said, "He feels very confident about where he stands."