Remember the Name Alyssa Nakken Because She Just Went Down in MLB History

Remember the Name Alyssa Nakken Because She Just Went Down in MLB History

Remember the Name Alyssa Nakken Because She Just Went Down in MLB History

As a sports fan, Alyssa Nakken is a name you’re going to want to remember. On July 20, Nakken went down in MLB history as the first female assistant Major League Baseball coach to coach first base.

Nakken, who is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization, took the field late in the Giants matchup against the Oakland A’s. The Giants won 6 to 2.

RELATED: Yankee’s Clint Frazier Wears a Mask on the Field Because It’s Respectful

And this isn’t the first time Nakken made history. When she was hired by Giants manager Gabe Kapler in January, she was the first female coach in MLB history, period. She and those who know her reportedly played it cool when she made history, saying that they weren’t surprised it was Alyssa Nakken who broke this particular glass ceiling.

Now 30 years old, Nakken joined the Giants in 2014 as a baseball operations intern, Yahoo! Sports reported. And over the years, she learned the ins and outs of the organization. As an athlete herself, from 2009 to 2012, she was a three-time All-Conference selection and four-time Academic All-American as a first baseman for Sacramento State’s softball team.

And the men she coaches find her historic success pretty awesome as well.

After hiring Alyssa Nakken as a coach at the beginning of the year, Kapler called her a “highly respected” member of the Giants’ organization.

“Alyssa and Mark are highly respected members of the organization, and I’m delighted that they will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse. In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different.”

Although the MLB is still in its shortened preseason, it’s unclear if Kapler will make a similar call to have the 30-year-old coach first base during the 60-game regular season that set to begin this weekend.

About At The Buzzer

At The Buzzer, or ATB, is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run of the mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes. The stuff you don’t see during the 48 minutes of an NBA game or the 60 minutes of an NFL game. We let you know what’s going on in the lives of your favorite athletes. From big life moments like becoming a mother or a father to highlighting personal videos of them raising their little ones, At The Buzzer is the place you go when you want to relate to the athlete you root for on a daily basis. If you're interested in how Russell Wilson juggles being one of the best quarterbacks in the league while also being a doting husband and father-of-three, we got you covered. Interested in seeing a video of Iman Shupert's three-month-old baby speaking her first words, we have that here at ATB. Or would you rather watch Tiger Woods' son growing up and following in his father's footsteps, don't worry, we can show you that too. At The Buzzer is so much more than sports. It's relatable, reliable, and ready to show you a side of sports you didn't know existed. Our goal at ATB is to bring you relatable, entertaining news that will leave you feeling closer and more informed about the people you are looking up to and rooting for. Sports are more than just a group of organizations that entertain you, it's about the people who make up those organizations and the stories of how they became the people they are today. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.

1 thought on “Remember the Name Alyssa Nakken Because She Just Went Down in MLB History”

  1. Pingback: Dr. Fauci Will Throw Out the First Pitch at the Nationals vs. Yankees Game on Opening Day

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: