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Giants coach Nakken now has Opening Day jersey up at HOF

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Giants bench coach Alyssa Nakken made history on Opening Day this season.

She became the first female full-time coach in MLB, and even coached first base for the Giants during an exhibition game at Oracle Park just a few days before the opener in Los Angeles.

Fittingly, Nakken’s jersey from that game at Dodger Stadium now occupies a display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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A former Sacramento State softball player, Nakken joined the organization as a baseball operations intern in 2014. After manager Gabe Kapler was tapped to replace Bruce Bochy after the 2019 season, he included Nakken on his first coaching staff.