First woman to coach on field in MLB game

13 -April-2022

In the third inning of Tuesday night's game between the Padres and Giants (SD-SF GameTracker).

San Francisco's Alyssa Nakken made MLB history when she stepped in to the fill the role of first-base coach:

History. Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field in an MLB game after Antoan Richardson was ejected.  Eric Hosmer showed his appreciation 🤝

Richardson was ejected in the top of the third by first-base umpire Greg Gibson while apparently instructing the defense. 

As for Nakken, here she is fulfilling some of the usual duties of the first-base coach:


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Nakken, 31, has been a part of the Giants organization since 2014, when she started as an intern in baseball operations.

She now serves as a major league assistant coach on manager Gabe Kapler's staff.

In the past, she's worked on outfield and base-running instruction, and in January of 2020, she became the first woman to hold a full-time coaching position in MLB.

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