Saturday, May 15, 2021

Celebrity Jersey Cards #537 Rachel Folden & Courtney Gano

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today, I continue working my way alphabetically through all MLB teams.

When Rachel Folden was playing Little League in her native California, she probably never imagined she would one day be lead hitting lab tech and fourth coach for the Chicago Cubs’ Arizona Rookie League team in Mesa. Women have come a long way in pro sports, although there is still room for more progress. Folden played in the NPF (National Pro Fastpitch), with the Carolina Diamonds in 2012, and the Chicago Bandits from 2008-2012. Naturally, Folden's Celebrity Jersey Card has her in a Cubs jersey. She gets extra points for the cap and bat.

After starring for the University of Washington, Courtney Gano signed with the Chicago Bandits in 2018.The versatile Gano also plays for Team USA. Gano threw a first pitch for the Cubs to earn her Celebrity Jersey Card. The Bandits did not play in 2020 or 2021, but I hope to see Coco back in Rosemont for the 2022 season.

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