Jennie Finch is an American former softball player who was born on September 3, 1980, in La Mirada, California.
She played for the Arizona Wildcats softball team from 1999 to 2002, where she won the 2001 Women’s College World Series and was named collegiate All-American.
Later, Finch led the United States women’s national softball team to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
She also pitched for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch from 2005 to 2010.
After retiring from softball in 2010, Finch started working at ESPN as a color commentator for National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games.
She is also an ambassador for both the game of softball and Major League Baseball.
Jennie Finch husband
Finch is married to Casey Daigle, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
They began dating each other shortly before Daigle proposed to Finch on the softball field at the University of Arizona, her alma mater.
The couple got married on January 15, 2005, at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.
They have three children together: Ace Shane, Diesel Dean, and Paisley Faye.
Finch and Casey Daigle have been married for 18 years and their relationship is going very well.
Jennie Finch career
Finch is a former softball player who gained popularity for her success in the sport and her role as a role model for young women.
She started pitching at the age of eight and played for a 10-and-under traveling all-star team by the time she was nine.
Finch played for the University of Arizona from 1999 to 2002 and helped the team win a national championship in 2001.
She also won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics.
After retiring from softball in 2010, Finch transitioned to a career in media.
In August 2011, she started working at ESPN as a color commentator for National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games.
She has also made appearances on late-night shows like David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, and has been featured in magazines like Glamour and Vanity Fair.
In addition to her work in media, Finch has continued to act as an ambassador for the game of softball and for female athletes in general.
She conducts camps across the country and has her very own softball academy in Flemington, New Jersey, where she gives girls opportunities to learn and grow.
In 2016, Finch made history as the first woman to manage a professional baseball team when she served as guest manager for the independent Bridgeport Bluefish.
She threw out the ceremonial first pitch and held a meet-and-greet with fans before the game.
Minor league and independent league teams are always looking for clever promotions and ways to drum up interest, and Finch certainly helped the Bluefish attract fans.
Throughout her career, Finch has been known for her confidence and her ability to overcome obstacles.
She has used her fame to be a role model to young women and to help grow the game of softball.