Inside Alyssa Nakken’s first days as a Giants coach – The Reporter


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.”

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