Jennie Finch Daigle is a former collegiate All-American and medal winning Olympian, as well as a retired 2-time pro All-Star, right-handed softball pitcher. Originally from La Mirada, California, she pitched for the Arizona Wildcats. Finch helped Arizona win the 2001 Women's College World Series
Finch is ranked in several categories for both the Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA Division I, where she was named #2 Greatest College Softball Player. As of 2021, she is the National Pro Fastpitch career leader in WHIP and is a National Softball Hall of Fame inductee. She has been ranked by Tucson, Arizona sportswriters as the #1 Best Arizona Wildcats Softball Player; picked the #5 Best NCAA Pitcher All-Time and was chosen by the Pac-12 for the All-Century Team as a pitcher. Finch helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the time, Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history. In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family.
In August 2011, she started working at ESPN as a color commentator for National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games. On May 29, 2016, Finch was the guest manager of the Atlantic League's Bridgeport Bluefish for the day, thus becoming the first woman to manage a professional baseball team.