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Jennie Finch wins pro debut as first fem

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Jennie Finch wins pro debut as first fem

Berichtdoor sherry2018love » 10 jan 2019, 15:42

It may just have been an honorary position as a guest manager for an independent league team, but Jennie Finch accomplished a first Sunday afternoon.The former softball Olympian became the first woman to manage a profe sional baseball team as the guest manager for theBridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League. Making the day even more special for Finch was that she helped leadthe Bluefish to a 3-1 win over theSouthern Maryland Blue Crabs.MORE: Pedro Martinez supports women playing in MLBThe Bluefish have used guest managers in the past, previously allowing Paul O'Neill and Jackie Robinson Jersey Pete Rose take over the team for a day. Bluefish manager Luis Rodriguez will again step aside later this season forRoger Clemens to serve as a guest manager on Aug. 5. But Finch's position Sunday was especially important as women, such as Becky Hammon in the NBA and ESPN's Je sica Mendoza, continue to become more accepted in men's sports.Finch even proved her diamond Luis Severino Jersey savvy Sunday, instructing Bridgeport to implement some small ball to succe sfully pushruns acro s the plate.The significance of Finch serving as the guest manager, which was announced on March 31,was not lost on those at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. Finch took time before the game to sign autographs and pose for photos during a meet-and-greet before throwing out the first pitch..@JennieFinch pregame speech! #GameOn pic.twitter.com/e7tckZx4xA Bridgeport Bluefish (@BPTBluefish) May 29, 2016Guest managers are not uncommon in independent leagues such as the Atlantic League or the Frontier League. While they are publicity gimmicks to draw fans to the New York Yankees Cool Base White Jersey ballpark, Finch showed Sunday that she does have the competence to maybe get an actual job on a baseball staff, should she want it.
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