Martin: Jennie Finch set to become first female manager in pro baseball history

From Nick Martin at the Washington Post on May 26, 2016:

Former Olympic great Jennie Finch’s name has been etched in the softball history books for nearly two decades; now, she will make her mark on America’s national pastime.

With the help of a promotion from an independent team, Finch is set to become the first female manager in professional baseball history. Finch will serve as a guest manager for the Bridgeport Bluefish when they host the Maryland Blue Crabs this weekend in Connecticut. The move was announced by the Bluefish in March and will add to the slow but steady progress being made by the various leagues to create a more inclusive hiring process.

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Originally published: May 27, 2016. Last Updated: May 27, 2016.