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FILE - In this July 24, 2010, file photo, USA Team member and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch warms up before a game against Japan in a World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City. Finch is pitching youth softball this spring as an ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner's office announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that she'll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as MLB youth ambassadors. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)
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  • FILE - In this July 24, 2010, file photo, USA Team member and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch warms up before a game against Japan in a World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City. Finch is pitching youth softball this spring as an ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner's office announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that she'll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as MLB youth ambassadors. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

    Olympian Jennie Finch joins MLB as youth softball ambassador

    NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic pitcher Jennie Finch is aiming for the next generation of softball players. She’ll travel to five cities this spring and summer as the youth softball ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner’s office announced Wednesday that she’ll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as youth ambassadors for softball […]
  • In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, 97-year-old Winchell Smith takes a swing at the ball during a Kids & Kubs softball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Kids & Kubs is a Depression Era creation, beginning in the 1930's. All players in the league are over 75-years of age. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Florida softball league is 87 _ many players are even older

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Irwin Abelson runs to catch a softball and puts on his glasses before throwing the ball to second base. Abelson’s arm is strong, and the man in his 80s on the opposing team is out. “My doctor said recently, ‘I’d never guess that you were 91 years old,'” shrugs Abelson, […]