Who is Jennie Finch?
Jennie Lynn Finch is an American retired softball player and a medal-winning Olympian. She was born on September 3, 1980, as the name Jennie Lynn Finch, in La Mirada, California, United States. She was born to her father Doug Finch and her mother, Bev Finch. Likewise, she grew up along with two older brothers, Shane and Landon Finch. Jennie has the star sign of Virgo.
|Celebrated Name||Jennie Finch|
|Birth Date||September 3, 1980|
|Birth Place||La Mirada, California, US|
|Full Name||Jennie Lynn Finch|
|Parents||Father: Doug Finch
Mother: Bev Finch
|Siblings||Shane and Landon Finch|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Height||6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)|
|Body Measurements||34-26-36 inches|
Nationality and Physical Stats
Jennie Finch holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, she belongs to White. She is Christian by religion. Besides, standing at the height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and weighing about 60 kg, the player has been able to maintain her body fit and healthy. Along with the body measurements of 34-26-36 inches, she has an athletic body. Additionally, her blue eye colour and brown hair colour, make her look pretty.
The Career of Jennie Finch
Finch began playing softball at the age of 5 and pitching at age 8. Her own father coached her. She attended La Mirada High school where she lettered four times in softball and twice in volleyball and basketball. In the University of California, Los Angeles, she was a batgirl. Finch majored in communications at the University of Arizona. She was also the captain of all three sports in her senior year. Finch was an All-American Interscholastic Federation Division II choice in football in her sophomore year and also an All-Suburban League selection. She led the Wildcats in home runs and slugging percentage by throwing three no-hitters and achieved a career-best in hits and batting average.
She began her sophomore year with a 21 consecutive game win streak over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Finch also finished the year starting a new win streak with a victory over the Oregon Ducks that spanned the next two seasons. Finch got the name of the 2002 First team for the NFCA and the PAC-10 conference and Pitcher of the year and Honda Player of the year for the final season. Her fame could be felt when chants of “”Jennie”” was heard on the Rita Memorial Stadium in the 6-0 victory over Cal State Northridge. She posted her 100th career victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on March 14.
In the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, Finch had a 2-0 win-loss record where she strikes out 13 batters in eight innings while giving up only one hit, one walk, and no runs. She helped lead the American team to the gold medal by her pitching. In the 2008 Olympics, Finch started with pitching four no-hit innings in an 11-0 victory over Venezuela.
More About Career
In a 7-0 victory over Chinese Taipei, she pitched 5 shutout innings and two more shutout innings in a 9-0 win over China. The team came home with a silver medal after a 3-1 defeat against Japan. In 2005, the International Olympic Committee decided to drop softball from the Olympics, and the 2008 Olympics became Finch’s’s last game.
Finch was the Pitcher for the Chicago Bandits for the National Pro Fastpitch(NPF) softball league. In 2005, she got the name of NPF’s’s Co-pitcher of the year alongside fellow teammate Lauren Bay. Finch is a holder of the league’s season ERA Crown. In 2009, she played for the Bandits against a Philadelphia Force, and on July 9,2010 she played against the Akron Racers where she showed her excellent pitching skills. Finch hence became the first woman to manage a professional baseball team for Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish for a day.
Finch has also received the most votes in an ESPN online poll as the most attractive female athlete. She also got the name as one of “”50 Most Beautiful People”” in 2004 by People Magazine. Jennie has also completed several modelling gigs. She also signed as a co-host on This Week in Baseball. Finch pitches to Major League Baseball players and often strikes them out in a segment called the Jennie challenge.
Besides, her television appearances also include an episode of the reality TV series, “The Real Housewives of Orange Country.” Likewise, she competed in the reality game show, “The Celebrity Appearance.” As a co-author, Finch worked in the book, “Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe Yourself.” Furthermore, she became a contestant of the dance competition show, Dancing with the Stars, in season 26.
Personal Life of Jennie Finch
After retirement, Finch married Casey Daigle, who was then-Major league baseball pitcher on January 15, 2005. Finch was proposed on the softball field at the University of Arizona. Moreover, the couple is blessed with three children. Two sons, Ace Shane and Diesel Dean, born on May 4, 2006, and June 19, 2011, respectively, and a daughter, Paisley Faye, born on January 12, 2013.
Jennie has earned massive popularity from her professional career. Likewise, along with gaining name and fame, she has been able to make a wise amount of money. She has an estimated net worth of approximately $2 million, as of 2020.