Recent News about Jennie Finch

Our Sport, Softball

by Jennie Finch February 11, 2011

We all have been so blessed to see our game of softball explode over the last couple decades! On the International Level, Professional Level, Collegiate Level, High School Level, and at the Grass Root Level. I have been beyond blessed to be a part of our game at all of these levels, watching the legends of our game play and playing along side them. We as past players/current players want only to keep this progression going and continue to provide more and more opportunity for the millions of young girls playing our game all over the world. Now that I am retired I hope to have even more oppo...

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Jennie Finch Expecting Second Child

by Jennie Finch January 10, 2011

“She recently retired from professional softball to focus on family – and Jennie Finch has decided to expand hers.  The Olympian and husband Casey Daigle are expecting their second child in late June, the softball star tells PEOPLE exclusively. The new baby will join big brother Ace Shane, 4½.”Read the entire article on  credit:  Sarah Michaud for People Magazine

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Hanging Up My Cleats

by Jennie Finch August 26, 2010

Notice I didn’t use the word “Retire!” Retiring at 29 years old doesn’t really go. I am however hanging up my cleats. I hung up my red cleats with USA after the World Cup in July, and now its time for the pink and black to be hung up after this weekend. They will just be hung up, I am sure/hope I will un-hang them many times… for appearances, camps, clinics, Alumni games, and etc! Hopefully for next years...

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Day #6 & #7 in Caracas & Eating Venezuelan Style

by Jennie Finch June 28, 2010

We played Australia yesterday, we won 9-2. It was a big victory for us as we are collecting wins for the top seed in our pool. We were happy to make it to our game on time… our bus suddenly was lost for about 20min. We made it and with plenty of warm up time.

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Day #4 & #5 at World's

by Jennie Finch June 27, 2010

We’ve had a great couple of days here competing for the 2010 World Championships. We started out yesterday with 2 big wins! Our first was against New Zealand, Eileen Canney picked up her first USA victory on the mound! We came back to the hotel and refueled for our game versus the home team of Venezuela.

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Personal Stats

Birthdate: September 03, 1980
Birthplace: La Mirada, CA

One of the game’s true superstars, Finch’s overpowering pitching helped raise the awareness of women’s softball to new heights while setting records at the University of Arizona. After graduation, she led the USA Softball Women’s National Team to gold in 2004 and had a great pro career before retiring following the 2010 season.

Career Highlights

Won two Olympic medals and seven world championships with the U.S. national team
"Most famous softball player in history" according to Time Magazine
Two-time Pan American Gold Medalist (2003, 2007)
Two-time World Cup Champion (2006, 2007)
Won 60 consecutive games at University of Arizona
Three-time World Champion