Jennie Finch to Retire

Posted: July 20, 2010 by thesank in Uncategorized

After a 10-year career of helping put softball on the map (as well as helping to show men to see female athletes for the beauty they have, not only as underachieving, ugly women), pitcher Jennie Finch is hanging up her cleats.

Finch, an Olympic gold metalist, noted that she will conclude her career after wrapping up her stint with the US team in the World Cup of Softball and finishing up her season with her fast-pitch. She notes, “This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed. The opportunities that I’d be able to enjoy and appreciate and be a part of, it’s been incredible.”

She also contibutes part of her decision to be with her family more – her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Casey Diagle and 4-year old son Ace.

Finch was an all-star at the U of Arizona before joining the U.S. team. She broke NCAA records by going 32-0 her junior year combing with 60 consecutive wins. She also won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and silver four years later in Beijing.

via ESPN


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