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Lisa FernÁndez Biography

A Rough Start In The Sport, Bigger Opportunities, World Champions, Chronology, Another Olympics

1971-

American softball player

Pitcher Lisa Fernández is widely thought to be the best softball player in the world. Besides throwing countless strikeouts in international play since joining the national team in 1990, Fernández is also a solid third baseman and a powerful hitter. She is best known to most Americans for her role in winning the first Olympic gold medal in softball in 1996 and for pitching the team to a successful defense of its Olympic title in 2000.

Sketch by Julia Bauder

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