An American former softball player, Jennie Finch is well famed for being a talented player and her astonishing personality. She currently plays for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team, and the Chicago Bandits as a pitcher. Jennie is considered as the National pro Fastpitch career leader in WHIP and is a National Softball Hall of Fame inductee. She contains the potential to break the records and amaze the viewers.
Jennie Lynn Finch Daigle was born on 3rd September 1980 in La Mirada, California, United States. She is a daughter to Doug Finch and Beverly Finch. Her father was her pitching coach and grew up with two older brothers, Shane and Landon Finch. Finch attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she played as a batgirl. She went to La Mirada High School, where she lettered 4 times in softball and 2 times in basketball and volleyball. Later in 2016, her jersey number was retired by La Mirada-the school’s first for a softball player. Finch majored in communication.
Jennie Finch Career
The legend, Finch started playing softball at the age of 5 and pitching at the age of 8 under the guidance of her father. She initiated her freshman year by winning a run-rule game against the UIC Flames on 5th February 1999. During the NCAA Tournament, she scored a career-high in doubles and threw her first career no-hitter. At the beginning of her sophomore year, she threw three no-hitters and led the Wildcats in home runs and slugging percentage, and achieved a career-best in hits and batting average. She started a 21 consecutive game win streak, in a 10-2 run-rule over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
She began her junior year in 2001 and hoist the Honda Sports Award for softball player of the year. For her final season, finch scored three no-hitters and broke the records of season strikeouts, while her wins and shutouts remained top-10 school records. She broke numerous records and set new records in single games beginning with a new NCAA record by winning her 51st consecutive game. In April 2018, she announced her appearance on season 26 of ‘Dancing with the stars’ and participated in it alongside Keo Motsepe as a partner. Recently in 2021, she got featured in ‘MLB The Show 21’ in ‘Road To The Show’ storyline of her being a former 2-way player.
Jennie is well-known not only for her professional game but also for her gorgeous looks. She is seen raising bars on social media through her pictures, where she looks no less than a model. On her Instagram, she has gained around 484k followers under the username @jfinch27. Moreover, on her Twitter account @JennieFinch, she has earned 164.8k followers.
Jennie Finch Biography
|Real Name||Jennie Lynn Finch Daigle|
|Birth Date||3 September 1980|
|Age (as of 2021)||40 Years|
|Birth Place||La Mirada, California, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 77 kg – in Pounds – 169 lbs|
|Waist Size||26 Inches|
|Hips Size||36 Inches|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Brother||Shane Finch, Lendon Finch|
|School||La Mirada High School,|
|College||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Is she a Lesbian?||No|
|Who is her Husband?||Casey Daigle (m. 2005)|
|Children||Three (Ace Shane, Diesel Dean, Paisley Faye)|
On 25th January 2005, Finch tied knots with Casy Daigle after Casy proposed to her on the softball field at the University of Arizona. After a year, on 4th May 2006, they welcomed a baby boy namely, Ace Shane, and later on, 19th June 2011, welcomed another son, Diesel Dean. On 12th January 2013, the couple was blessed with their third child, a baby girl, and named her Paisley Faye. They are currently leading a happy life.
Jennie Finch Net Worth
Being a medal-winning Olympian and a professional softball player, she has been able to gather a decent sum of money over these years. Her estimated net worth is $2 million accrued from her career as a former softball player and color commentator. As per research, ESPN commentators earn an annual salary of $20,000 to $100,000. She received $37,500 in the 2004 Olympics and $22,500 in the 2008 Olympics.
- Finch is a collegiate All-American and medal winning Olympian, retired 2-time pro all-star, right-handed hitting softball pitcher.
- She is a winner of the 2004 Summer Olympics and received a gold medal while in the 2008 Summer Olympics, she was honored with a silver medal.
- Jennie has been ranked as the #1 Best Arizona Wildcats Softball Player, picked the #5 Best NCAA Pitcher All-Time by Tucson, Arizona, and was chosen by the PAC-12 for the All-Century Team as a pitcher.
- On 29th May 2016, Finch was the guest manager of the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish for the day. She became the first woman to manage a professional baseball team.
- In 2002, she was referred to as the ‘Runaway Winner’ of the best-dressed competition at the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards by ESPN.
- In 2004, Finch was named one of its ’50 Most Beautiful People’, the only female athlete in the list by People Magazine.
- As a senior, she was a captain of three sports while as a sophomore, she was an All-California Interscholastic Federation Division II choice in softball and All-Suburban League selection.
- In 2017, she was named Major League Baseball’s first Youth softball ambassador.