SAN FRANCISCO — Of the 13 coaches on manager Gabe Kapler’s staff with the San Francisco Giants, 10 are from outside the organization.
One of the exceptions is Alyssa Nakken. As the first woman named to serve as a full-time coach in Major League Baseball, Nakken no doubt will be considered an outsider by some.
“It’s just not accurate to call her an outsider, because of her athletic career and because she’s been in this organization,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said. “But maybe an outsider in the sense of the default clubhouse culture and how things are done.”
Nakken, 29, a three-time All-Conference softball player at Sacramento State, has been with the Giants since 2014. This week, the Outer Sunset resident introduced her new colleagues to the city, leading them on a tour of San Francisco’s Mission District with stops at Myriad Gastropub, Tacolicious and a churro shop.
They ended the day with a Texas hold ’em game at Oracle Park’s Gotham Club. Nakken (pronounced Nack-in) cleaned up.
“Bruce Bochy is in the clubhouse right now, and that was the first thing he said to me: ‘I hear you’re really good at poker,’ ” Nakken said…