Alyssa Nakken broke another historic hurdle Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to serve as an on-court coach at the MLB Game during the Giants game against Padres at Oracle Park.
Third base umpire and team manager Greg Gibson took over as the first base coach of the Nakken Giants to top the third inning after Anton Richardson was removed from the game. It is unclear why Richardson was fired, but Nakken paved the way for his on-court coaching debut in January 2020 with the Giants appointing a 31-year-old as assistant coach.
Knucken’s milestone performance seemed to be understood by players on both teams as her paddles were applauded by first baseman Eric Hosmer and received a big hug from Giants catcher Kurt Casali when she returned at the end of the third inning. He was also warmly welcomed by the people when he entered the field.
As she once did in the first-base exhibition game against Oakland Athletics two years ago, the Giants have groomed Nakken for a potential on-field coaching job.
Nakken became the first female coach for the Major League team in 2020 when she was hired as an assistant by Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
Nakken played first base for the Sacramento State softball team from 2009-2012, recording three caps. All-Conference »And the four academic references All are Americans During his college life. She received her Masters degree in Sports Management in 2015 from the University of San Francisco. Joined Nakken Giants as an intern …