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Alyssa Nakken became the first woman to be an on-field coach during a Major League Baseball game Monday night.
“Never once did Gabe talk about being the first or even being female,” Nakken told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Amy Gutierrez when she was hired. “We needed an All-Star on this staff to just help kind of guide the ship because all of these coaches are new except for Ron Wotus, and I’ve been in the organization for five years.”
Nakken joined the Giants in 2014 as a baseball operations intern. She played collegiate softball at Sacramento State from 2009 to 2012 and was named the Big Sky Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012.