Jennie Lynn Finch is an American, former collegiate All-American and medal winning Olympian, retired 2-time pro All-Star, right-handed hitting softball pitcher and first baseman originally from La Mirada, California.
In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.
Softball is a game similar to baseball played with a larger ball on a field that has base lengths of 60 feet, a pitcher's mound that ranges from 35–43 feet away from home
La Mirada is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California United States, and is one of the Gateway Cities.
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She pitched for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits.
The Arizona Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent the University of Arizona, located in Tucson.
The Chicago Bandits are a women's professional softball team based in Rosemont, Illinois.
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Finch won the 2001 Women's College World Series and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from 7 to 24 August 2008.
The Women's College World Series is the final portion of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship for college softball in the United States.
In August 2011, she started working at ESPN as a color commentator for National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games.
ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.
A color commentator is a North American term for a sports commentator who assists the main commentator, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress.
Finch is ranked in several categories for both the Wildcats in the Pac-12 and the NCAA Division I, where she was named #2 Greatest College Softball Player.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals.
Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States.
She is the National Pro Fastpitch career leader in WHIP and is a USA Softball Hall of Fame inductee.