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Jennie Finch will make historyagain. But this time, it won't be because ofher talent on thediamond. She will go down as thefirst female to manage a profe sional Maikel Franco Jersey baseball team.The former USA softball star is set to be the Bridgeport (Conn.) Bluefish's guest manager Sunday, placing herself in adugout rather than on amound."I am looking forward to coming to Bridgeport and The Ballpack at Harbor Yard on Sunday, May 29th to serve as Guest Manager for your Bridgeport Bluefish," Finch said in a statement . "I look forward to seeing [all the fans] Carson Wentz Jersey in Bridgeport! Go Bluefish!"MORE: 5 things to know about NFL's first full-time female coach As an independent Atlantic League team, the Bluefish areno strangers to guest managers. Other past, notable names include Pete Rose and Paul O'Neil.Sunday's game willstartat 1:12 p.m. against the Southern Mayland Blue Crabs.After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2002, Finch joined the U.S.women's national team.She also spent five years with NFP'sChicago Bandits from 2005-09.The fast-pitch legend won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympic Games and a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games."We are really excited to have Jennie come out and manage the team," Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole said following the announcement in March. Tug McGraw Jersey "She is an incredible athlete and a wonderful person, and we hope our fans enjoy seeing her in a Bluefish uniform for the day."MORE: Spurs hire WNBA star ascoach | NFL hiresfirst female official Finch retired during the summer of 2010. She closed out her career with a strike, leading Team USA to Rhys Hoskins Womens Team Red Jersey its seventh consecutive World Championship title.The right-handed pitcher will return to the mound, too, as Finch is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Bring on the good, old wind-up.Finch isn't the first female to break into the profe sional baseball realm, just the first to manage. In September 2015, Justine Siegal became the first female coach in MLB history Robin Roberts Jersey . She was a guest coach for theOakland Athletics' fall instructional league.MORE: Athletics hire MLB's first female coach Neither Finch nor Siegallocked in a concrete role within the industry, but women are slowly but surely integrating into the world ofmale-dominated sports.

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