Jennie Finch Bio

Jennie Finch

  • Height: 6'
  • Birthplace: La Mirada, CA
  • Home: Tucson, AZ
  • Birthdate: 9/3/1980
  • College: University of Arizona
  • Years Pro: 5
  • Team Name: Chicago Bandits, Pitcher

Career Highlights

Jennie is widely regarded as the most famous softball player of all-time. She is a two-time Honda National Collegiate Player of the Year and three-time First-Team All-American. She holds the NCAA record for consecutive wins (60) and is seventh in Wildcats history in home runs (50). Jennie won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics as a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball Team. In 2005, Jennie made her professional debut for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Softball League. She fanned 144 batters that year, turning in a 0.88 ERA in 95 innings of work. She batted above .300 for the Bandits, earning an All-Star appearance and Co-Pitcher of the Year. In 2007, Jennie’s performance at the World Cup earned her a Gold Medal by defeating the Japanese National Team. That same summer Jennie and the US National Team traveled to Brazil for the Pan Am Games where they captured their sixth title in a row, outscoring their opponents 28-0. Jennie also had a great year with the Bandits, winning seven games while posting a 0.11 ERA. She struck out 119 batters and walked 10. In 2008, Jennie and the American team were bound for the Olympics in Beijing, China. The U.S. made it to the finals against Japan carrying a 22-game Olympic winning streak, only to end up losing 3-1 and leaving with Olympic silver. The Bandits also won the NPF Championship in 2008.

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