Jessica Mendoza is one of the color commentators for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. She joined the broadcasting team in 2014, as a sideline reporter but eventually got the call to join the announcers in the booth the following year. She initially was just slated to fill in for Curt Schilling, who was suspended from ESPN at the time. After Schilling was fired, however, she was given the job full-time the following January.
Her baseball knowledge is second to none because, well, she was a player for many years. She played for Stanford Cardinal softball team during her entire time in college, playing so well as an outfielder that she was named to the USA National Softball Team. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. While in Athens, Mendoza and Team USA brought home the Gold Medal, and in 2008 won the silver medal.
Not only she is active in the sports world, but Mendoza is also a significant presence in the charity world. She serves as the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation and is also an athletic ambassador for Team Darfur and is a board member of the National Education Association.