The first woman on a Major League Baseball coaching staff now has a place in the Hall of Fame in the form of one of her jerseys. Her name is Alyssa Nakken and she is, of course, a San Francisco Giant!
When asked to comment on this honor and this milestone, Alyssa Nakken responded:
“It’s a little surreal, to be honest. The words don’t even do it justice, but it’s a great honor to be in a position to make a donation like that. It goes beyond my wildest dreams, so I’m still trying to find the appropriate words to describe how it feels. But I think it’s also a symbol of all of the massive steps that so many women and men have taken to help pave this path and open this door.”
With a truncated season, a pandemic and a championship for that team that shall not be named I really needed a feel-good Giants-themed story today.
The jersey in question is the number 92 she wore on July 23, 2020, the historic day of her first appearance in a Major League game as a coach.
Alyssa Nakken’s historic jersey now on display in @baseballhall @SFGiants #alyssanakkenhttps://t.co/v0SCYVAmao pic.twitter.com/S19ZawpIX7
— Bill Francis (@billfrancis607) November 18, 2020
Congrats to Alyssa!
In other news, Happy Birthday to our very own Logan Webb:
Happy Birthday, Logan Webb! 🎂#SFGiants pic.twitter.com/gKbV14SEkJ
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) November 18, 2020