Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to coach in MLB game



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Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to coach in MLB game

Women have been discriminated against many times historically, and it was unthinkable to see them in leadership roles, in important positions, but a lot has been done in recent years on women's rights (which is commendable), and the best example is Alyssa Nakken.

Alyssa Nakken became the first woman to coach on the field, in an MLB game. Nakken also explained how it came about: “Our first-base coach got thrown out,” Nakken said, as quoted by MLB.com. “I’ve been in training as a first-base coach for the last few years.

I work alongside Antoan, so I stepped into what I’ve been hired to do”.

Nakken: I never thought that I could do something like this

Nakken thinks she’s the best example of stopping doubting yourself that you can’t do something.

It is Nakken who, by her example, will influence others to try to achieve the same goals. “Everybody can just see that there are a lot of opportunities in baseball,” she added. “Sometimes I think we always limit ourselves to thinking what we could do.

At least that’s my experience. I never thought that I could do something like this because I never saw it. So I think, sure, it’s certainly important for people to be able to see that this is an opportunity and they can see somebody that kind of looks like them going out there and coaching in the big leagues”.

Of course, we cannot say that it was not strange to see Alyssa near the line, but we hope that there will be many more situations like this in the coming period and that the influence of women in sports will be normalized.

Never give up on your goals! She concluded: “I think we’re all inspirations doing everything that we do on a day-to-day basis. I think this carries a little bit more weight because of the visibility. Obviously, there’s a historical nature to it. But again, this is my job”.