Alyssa Nakken Makes MLB History With Being the The First Woman to Coach During a Game
San Francisco- Alyssa Nakken breaks MLB history with being the first woman to coach on the field during a game.
On Monday, Nakken replaced Antoan Richardson late in the game against the Oakland Athletics and became the first woman in 144 years to be on the field coaching. After a 6-2 San Francisco Giants win over the Athletics, her team congratulated Nakken for breaking history. Nakken has always felt like she had a bigger purpose with bringing more diversity and women representation to the mound and yesterday, progression happened.
Nakken's journey has had roadblocks in them, but she hurdled those roadblocks and was persistent with doing the unthinkable. Nakken was met with a lot of criticism and individuals who's thought process was closed-minded, but she wanted women to understand that they too could do things that males could do. Nakken was a four-time all conference-softball player at Sacramento State. After she graduated, she worked her way in the Giants' organization in 2014 and now her time has paid off with the organization because her dream and vision has come true.
As of right now, there are only a handful of women who coaches in sports, but the progression is slowly coming together. This is a reminder that the world has a long way to go with diversifying gender roles around the globe, but change is happening.