Giants’ Coach Alyssa Nakken Makes MLB History!
By djsheryl on April 13, 2022
Alyssa Nakken, former first baseman on Sacramento State’s softball team, took over as the Giants’ first-base coach in the top of the third inning last night. In the process, she made history as the first woman to coach on the field in a MLB game! When she took her position, she got a congratulatory handshake from Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, acknowledging her accomplishment and the significance of the moment.
Nakken told MLB.com “Everybody can just see that there are a lot of opportunities in baseball. Sometimes I think we always limit ourselves to thinking what we could do. At least that’s my experience. I never thought that I could do something like this because I never saw it. So I think, sure, it’s certainly important for people to be able to see that this is an opportunity and they can see somebody that kind of looks like them going out there and coaching in the big leagues.”
— MLB (@MLB) April 13, 2022
Taking over as tonight’s first base coach:
Alyssa Nakken 🧡🤍 pic.twitter.com/YN7vpYnu7q
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) April 13, 2022