Tony Reagins

Olympian Jennie Finch joins MLB as youth softball ambassador

Olympic pitcher Jennie Finch is aiming for the next generation of softball players.

She'll travel to five cities this spring and summer as the youth softball ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner's office announced Wednesday that she'll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as youth ambassadors for softball and baseball.

Finch says she's excited to work on the grass-roots level to let "girls know that MLB is passionate and truly cares about the sport of softball."

The 36-year-old Finch pitched for U.S. teams that won an Olympic gold medal in 2004 and silver in 2008. She said some of her Olympic teammates played Little League baseball...

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