Who is Alyssa Nakken? first woman to coach on field in MLB game

In the third inning of Tuesday night’s game between the Padres and Giants (SD-SF GameTracker), San Francisco’s Alyssa Nakken made MLB history when she stepped in to the fill the role of first-base coach:

Richardson was ejected in the top of the third by first-base umpire Greg Gibson while apparently instructing the defense. As for Nakken, here she is fulfilling some of the usual duties of the first-base coach: 

Who is Alyssa Nakken?

Alyssa Nakken is an American professional baseball coach for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. She is the first full-time female coach in MLB history, and the first to coach on the field during a major league game.

  • Born: 13 June 1990 (age 31 years), 
  • Woodland, California, United States
  • Team: San Francisco Giants
  • Parents: Robert Nakken, Gaye Nakken

Nakken, 31, has been a part of the Giants organization since 2014, when she started as an intern in baseball operations. She now serves as a major league assistant coach on manager Gabe Kapler’s staff. In the past, she’s worked on outfield and base-running instruction, and in January of 2020, she became the first woman to hold a full-time coaching position in MLB. 

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