Friday, April 30, 2010
Jennie Lynn Finch (born September 3, 1980 in La Mirada, California) is former American softball player who pitches for the USA national softball team. The team won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Although Finch is listed on the roster as a pitcher, Finch sometimes plays first base. She is regarded as the most famous softball player in history. In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family. Finch was the dominant and most recognizable softball pitcher of her era.
Finch married Major League Baseball pitcher Casey Daigle on January 15, 2005. Daigle proposed to Finch on the softball field at the University of Arizona, her Alma Mater.
According to Finch, "He blindfolded me and took me to the mound and said, 'You have been the queen of the diamond for four years. Now I want you to be the queen of my heart."
Finch appeared on season one of Pros vs Joes on Spike TV. Finch appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which aired on December 18, 2007.
Finch was featured as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. She was fired by Donald Trump on January 24, 2008. Finch pitched for the National League in the 2010 Legends and Celebrities Softball Game, at Angel Stadium.