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Baseball - 17. May 2012.

Jennie Finch to make an appearance with the Bandits

The game on June 9 against the
USSSA Pride was already going to be a special one, but it just got more
exciting as the Bandits have announced that former Bandit and Team USA
star Jennie Finch will make her inaugural appearance at The Ballpark at

Finch will join the Bandits for a pregame autograph ceremony
and will stick around to see her retired jersey banner be unveiled on
the centerfield wall. Following the ceremony for Finch, the Bandits will
keep the festivities going as they plan to distribute championship rings
to members from the 2011 NPF Championship team.

Finch, who retired
following the 2010 season, remains one of the most popular players in
the sport of fastpitch. The Village of Rosemont honored Finch in the
winter of 2010 by naming the street outside of The Ballpark at Rosemont
- Jennie Finch Way. The stadium also bears her number 27 as the street

Tickets are available now for this game and all other games
for the 2012 Chicago Bandits season. The Bandits will open the season on
Saturday, June 2 with a special meet and greet and exhibition game with
the Bloomington Lady Hearts. The regular season will get officially get
underway on Thursday, June 7 when the Pride visit Rosemont for a
four-game series. Tickets start at just $5/each.

For more information
or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at 877-722-6348 or go to
www.chicagobandits.com [1].

Since 2005,
the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch
(NPF) league. Located in the Chicagoland area, the Bandits provide an
opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a
professional level, and the roster has included such names as Jennie
Finch, Stacy May and Monica Abbott. The two-time NPF Champions play at
The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a
women's professional team.

Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give
elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional
career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of
Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF
is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the
category of women's fastpitch softball since 2002.
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