Major League Baseball makes history with first female coach


San Francisco Giants coach Alyssa Nakken is the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history.

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San Francisco Giants coach Alyssa Nakken is the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history.

Remember this name. Alyssa Nakken.

She made history this week when she became the first ever female coach in Major League Baseball.

Nakken has joined the San Francisco Giants ahead of spring training.

For Nakken, making history means being ready each day to make an impact in her own distinct way while ignoring the critics and anyone who figures she is unfit for an on-field baseball job based on her gender.

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“No turning back now, you’re in it. Here we go,” she said. 

“I’ve been ready for a challenge like this, something new.”

Alyssa Nakken made history this week when she became the first female coach in Major League Baseball.

AP

Alyssa Nakken made history this week when she became the first female coach in Major League Baseball.

​Nakken has the credentials to be in the role.

Not only does she have a masters in sports management, and was an intern with the Giants in 2014, she was also a four-time Academic…

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