Talk:Jennie Finch

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Discussion[edit]

Jennie Finch is quite a well-known name that I'm sure she's going to continue to use for name recognition, but she did just get married and makes a comment on her website that her name is now Jennie Daigle - Wondering if anyone has any idea how to incorporate this into an article that should probably remain under the public-name which most people would continue to recognize. --ABQCat 23:45, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  1. Redir from Jennie Daigle
  2. Name in lead 'graph as altern
  3. Lk from List of people by name: Daa-Dam#Dah-Dai:
    *[[Jennie Finch|Daigle,Jennie]], (born 1980), American softball pitcher
  4. Lk from any other lists someone knows she's on
--Jerzy(t) 05:43, 2005 Feb 6 (UTC)

Image use[edit]

Do we really need all three images on this page? Excessive use of fair use images is a copyright violation. Kelly Martin 00:12, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Most famous softball player of all time?[edit]

1) isn't that like being the best ice skater in Ecuador? 2) It's an encyclopedia, not a fan page. Can we tone it down just a bit? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.207.2.2 (talk) 17:41, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

  • I don't get your analogy, but yes, it should be toned down. That sounds a bit too fangirl/boy to me. Also, ya know. Cat Osterman is clearly the best softball player of all time ;p —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.192.161.159 (talk) 08:57, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Sources to possibly work into the article[edit]

A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 22:01, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't think that I've introduced this reference into the article yet, but here's the cite template filled out: <ref name="Reuters">{{cite web|url=http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKL24554520080725|title=Jennie Finch -- pinup, mother, crusader|author=Steve Keating|date=2008-07-25|publisher=[[Reuters]]|accessdate=2010-07-12}}</ref> A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 11:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Jennie Finch Search Engine[edit]

I've created a custom Google search engine. It still searches (almost all of) the Internet but emphasizes the cites already referenced in the article along with Finch's official web sites and blog. It also omits Wikipedia since Wikipedia is not a reliable source. I created this search engine so it can help us add cites to the remaining unsourced statements in the article. For some reason I don't understand, Google search engines are automatically blocked by Wikipedia, so I cannot link to it directly here. Instead, I have to introduce a typo into the URL. Here's the URL with a blank space in the middle of google: http://www.go ogle.com/cse/home?cx=010426977372765398405:q7un95ppwnq&hl=en I will update this search engine as we go. Depending on how much free time I have, I might eventually submit this article for WP:Good article status. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 11:50, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

"Although she is listed on the roster as a pitcher, Finch sometimes plays first base."[edit]

I have moved the following statement out of the article to this talk page: "Although she is listed on the roster as a pitcher, Finch sometimes plays first base." It seems true, but I have not found a source which directly says this. If anyone can find a source that says this, please let me know and we can add it back to the article. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 12:33, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Ali Fronzen?[edit]

I've removed the following from the article, "Ali Fronzen was her first pitching coach, who taught her 8 different pitches: fastball, changeup, dropball, screwball, curveball, riseball, offspeed, and four seam. Finch still uses the same pitches today." I cannot find any mention of "Ali Fronzen" so I'm wondering if this is vandalism that nobody caught. It's also false as her father was her first pitching coach. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 13:26, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm...I think that this probably was vandalism. I digged a little through the page history and it used to say "Ernie Parker was her first pitching coach." Earnie Parker appears to be a real person.[1] A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 17:25, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Did Finch have 109 or 119 wins in college?[edit]

The New York Times article says 109.[2] This edit says that it's 119 according to Finch's official web site,[3] but I can't find a page on her site about this. Can anyone help? A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 01:18, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

OK, I found a source, USA Today, that says 119.[4] So, who's right, the New York Times or USA Today? A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 23:22, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I just sent a message to Finch via her web site asking which number is correct. Hopefully, I'll get an answer. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 08:34, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

This Week in Baseball[edit]

These seem to be the two best sources I can find about her work on TWIB.[5][6] I'll be expanding this bit later tonight or tomorrow. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 18:24, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 01:55, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Retirement sources[edit]

I'm planning on adding a section about her retirement announcement. I use these as sources. [7][8] [9][10][11] A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 17:37, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. Also added a Legacy section using the above sources. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 20:47, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Here's annother potential source for the retirement or legacy sections.Jennie Finch ready for final tourney
Here are a few more, although I'm not sure they meet Wikipedia's standards for reliability:

2008 Olympics sources[edit]

I plan on expanding the section on the 2008 Olympics. I will start listing the sources here. I also plan on including the decision to drop the sport from the 2012 Olympics so some of that is in here as well.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28] A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 17:41, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

National FastPitch sources[edit]

I plan on expanding this section. I'm adding potential sources to user here: