Softball icon Jennie Finch becomes 1st woman to manage pro baseball team
Jennie Finch was a national champion and Olympic gold medalist during her illustrious softball career. The former pitcher can now add undefeated managerial record to her resume.
Finch became the first woman to manage a professional baseball team Sunday, guiding the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish past the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 3-1. Finch was serving as a guest manager for the Bluefish, joining Pete Rose and Paul O’Neil as the franchise’s only guest skippers.
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— Jennie Finch (@JennieFinch) May 29, 2016
But Finch wasn’t just making lineup changes Sunday. She also threw out the first pitch and talked to the fans before the game.
— Caitlin Pereira (@CaitPereira) May 29, 2016
— Bridgeport Bluefish (@BPTBluefish) May 29, 2016
Finch, who guided the Arizona Wildcats to the 2001 Women’s College World Series title, helped Team USA to a gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008.