Giants reportedly interview assistant Alyssa Nakken for manager position, marking a historic.


Giants reportedly interview assistant Alyssa Nakken for manager position, marking a historic.

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The San Francisco Giants are considering Alyssa Nakken as a potential candidate for their vacant managerial position.

As per The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly, Nakken has undergone an interview with the Giants in recent days, making her the first woman to formally pursue a managerial role in Major League Baseball.

Nakken was initially brought on board by former Giants manager Gabe Kapler in 2020, marking her as the league’s first full-time female coach. Later, in April, she made history by stepping in for Giants assistant Antoan Richardson after his ejection during a regular-season game, becoming the first woman to coach on the field in MLB history. Nakken’s journey with the Giants began in 2014 when she joined their baseball operations department as an intern.

While Nakken stands as the sole full-time female coach in the major leagues, there are other notable women contributing to professional baseball, particularly at the minor-league level. Rachel Balkovec notably guided the New York Yankees’ Low-A affiliate in the past two seasons, and Kim Ng’s appointment as general manager for the Miami Marlins in 2020 marked a significant milestone as the first woman in a general manager role in major men’s professional sports in North America.

The Giants dismissed Kapler just before the conclusion of the regular season after a somewhat disappointing performance in the last two seasons, following their most successful season in franchise history in 2021. With a record of 79-83 this season, the Giants have a pressing need for a new manager.

Alongside Nakken, the Giants have also interviewed bench coach Kai Correa and third-base coach Mark Hallberg for the managerial position, according to ESPN. Furthermore, the organization is expected to conduct further interviews outside the current team. Details about the progress of the interview process remain undisclosed at this time.


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