Yes, she can pitch

Updated: September 8, 2004, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

She's being hailed as a 21st century goddess, and Jennie Finch isn't in Greece yet.

Once there, not far from the country's ancient ruins but ages removed from its mythology, this modern-day Athena with a devastating fastball will compete for an Olympic gold medal in softball.

She's a 6-foot-1 California blonde and a devout Christian with a pitching repertoire that would get Roger Clemens' attention. And though she isn't a household name just yet, her face is everywhere.


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