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Who is Jennie Finch?

Jennie started pitching at age eight and by the time she was nine, she was playing for a 10-and-under traveling all-star team. Every weekend was spent at a different diamond somewhere in suburban Southern California. The more competitive the environment the more Jennie thrived. She hated to lose, and worked exceptionally hard to make sure it never happened. At age 12, she led the California Cruisers to the 12-and-under American Softball Association national title in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Every summer, the sport took her to a new part of the country for a national tournament. (Continue reading from The Official Site of Jennie FInch)

Keep Exploring Softball, Olympics and Women Athletes

Jennie's Olympic page (Team USA)

Key Dates in Women in the Olympics (

Women in Sports (Women Sports Foundation)

8 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality (The New York Times)

About Softball (Topend Sports)

Activities for Grades 4-8

Softball Drills (All World Sports)

Science of Baseball (Exploratorium)

Baseball and Softball Activities for Physical Education (S&S)

Six Indoor Softballl Drills (Activekids)

Make a Super Ball! (National Geographic Kids)

Watch Jennie Finch's Visit to Camp Explore

The Pursuit of Mastery with Jennie

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