3 Greats of Women’s Softball
3 Greats of Women’s softball
Softball is one of the most popular sports among women. United States has continued to excel in the game gaining three consecutive gold medals in the Olympics.
If you are new to the game and want a low down on the best softball players in the world; here is a low down on the top 3.
1. Jennie Finch
Jennie Finch is one of the most popular names in the world of softball. Standing in with a height of 6 foot 1, this right handed pitcher has inspired hundreds of women playing the game of softball. She was an integral part of the US national team in 2004 and in 2008, with 2004 being the year when she won the gold medal at the Olympics.
The 34 year old was one of the poster girls for the sport with her setting a new NCAA record at her college in Arizona with 60 consecutive wins. During the year 2007, while she was touring with the national team, she pitched in eight games and went 5-0 with an ERA of an impressive 0.23.
2. Stacey Nuveman
Known for her excellent striking ability, this hitter is someone that will go down the folklore of the game as one of the greatest personalities to have ever graced the sport. The slugger who has 2 successive Olympic Gold medals to her name from her exploits in the 2000 and the 2004 Olympics, has been one of the most powerful hitters in the game. Being a graduate of the UCLA, she continues to hold the NCAA division 1 softball career record for having the highest number of home runs, which stands at 91.
3. Natasha Watley
She can possibly lay claim to the post of the fastest player on the all time list of great softball players. During one of the international tournaments that she took part with the US team, she had impressive numbers of two triples, 266 with 27 hits and 21 runs. Currently aged 33, she was one of the shinning lights in the silver medal campaign of the US team in the 2008 Olympics.
Her excellent numbers and impressive speed is made all the more impressive by her match to match performance which resulted in her being named the Pac 10 player of the year in 2003. Back when leading UCLA, she led her team to the Women’s college World Series Title. These attributes, combined with the exceptional performance in the 2004 Olympics which helped the team win a Gold medal for the 3Rd consecutive Olympic Games, have earned her a spot in the list of the top three greatest players of all time.
The above was a list of the top 3 players in the modern world of softball. Most of the entrants on the list have been a part of the 2004 Olympic Gold winning team, which highlights the importance of the triumph to the game of Softball in General.