Collegiate World Series Champion & Olympic Medalist Jennie Finch Makes History As First Female Pro-Baseball Team Manager

Finch’s strategic prowess helped her lead the Bluefish to victory.

Jennie Finch

Jennie Finch is making headlines with her guest manager position for the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team. Finch has a full career of experience behind her, leading the University of Arizona baseball team to victory in the 2001 Women’s College World Series and the U.S women’s softball team toward a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, and pitching professionally for the Chicago Bandits prior to her retirement in 2010.

Finch is one of many phenomenal women breaking down the walls in male-dominated professional sports, preceded by women like Sarah Thomas, the first NFL female referee and Kathryn Smith, the first full-time female coach for the Buffalo Bills. “We are really excited to have Jennie come out and manage the team. She is an incredible athlete and a wonderful person, and we hope our fans will enjoy seeing her in a Bluefish uniform for the day,” Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole said.

Finch led the Bluefish to victory last night in a 3-1 win against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. In addition to throwing the ceremonial first pitch, Finch also received an honorary bat.

See this article for more information about Finch’s phenomenal strategy.

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