33 Incredible Jennie Finch Quotes

33 Incredible Jennie Finch Quotes

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Jennie Finch is a softball pitcher from La Mirada, California. She gained notice during her collegiate days, when she became an All-American pitcher. She pitched for the USA national softball team as well as the Chicago Bandies. She won the Women’s College World Series in 2001 and was on the gold winning team in the 2004 Olympics.

“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such
an incredible blessing.”

“Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.”

“And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, ‘If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.”

“College softball each year reaches new levels of interest.”

“Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me.”

“Got any pitches? I got five pitches—rise-ball, curveball, screwball, drop-ball and changeup.”

“Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to
basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.”

“I don’t want to be just a face. I want to go out there and prove something on the field.”

“I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn’t like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn’t know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I
was involved in a camp that did things right.”

“I really like Dontrelle Willis’ pitch; he’s animated on the mound and is fun to watch – he gets into the game emotionally.”

“I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic
podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this – it was emotional.”

“I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it’s doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old.”

“I was honored to wear ‘Arizona’ across my chest. I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey
number retired was the ultimate compliment.”

“I’m living a dream. I hope in 10 years people will know me as a gold medalist.”

“I’m pretty adaptable and can adjust to any environment.”

“It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.”

“It is one thing to play for your university. It is another to play for your country.”

“It’s all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.”

“It’s so empowering to see yourself as a machine.”

“I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.”

“The best compliment I’ve gotten was being compared to Randy Johnson. We’re both hard-throwing.”

“The whole sexiness thing—I don’t know if I’m comfortable with that. But it has helped the sport grow. I think it changes how people see women’s athletics.”

“There’s nothing better than working up a good sweat.”

“This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.”

“Throwing a ball is not natural, whether it’s overhand or underhand.”

“Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability
that makes them perfect for their position.”

“Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it.”

“When I lose, I take it very personally.”

“When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.”

“When I was a kid, I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it.”

“When I was growing up, softball had stereotypes along with other female sports. But society is definitely changing since the WNBA and WUSA. Muscles on female athletes are OK now. Young
girls can look up to beautiful, athletic, fit women.”

“When you train six to seven hours a day to be the best in your sport, you don’t want that to be overlooked. I don’t train for my looks.”

“You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”