San Francisco Giants hire first female MLB coach

Posted: 6:26 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 15:17:50-05
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken has become the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history after being named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors.

She is a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State and joined the Giants organization in 2014 as an intern in baseball operations.