Giants coach Alyssa Nakken has been a fan of the team since the day she was born. Growing up in Woodland, a town outside Sacramento, Nakken grew up supporting the Giants before coming to work for the team as a baseball operations intern in 2014.
And as Nakken revealed in an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area’s “Triples Alley” crew, the Giants helped give her a pretty incredible 22nd birthday present.
#ShelterOnBase had a blast catching up with #SFGiants assistant coach Alyssa Nakken this week! We talked quarantine, baseball, surfing, and how Matt Cain gave her the best 22nd birthday present ever (⬇️⬇️⬇️).https://t.co/cVmZeVganE@carmenkiew 🔸 @SportsAnthony 🔸 @ThereseVinal pic.twitter.com/kmSVpdQ9Nl— cole kuiper (@cmkuiper) May 22, 2020
“So on my 22nd birthday, my family and I went to the game,” Nakken said. “And it happened to be the 22nd perfect game in MLB history, so Matt Cain’s perfect game.”
If that’s not destiny, what is?
Little did Nakken know at the time that she’d become MLB’s first full-time female coach, and would be making her professional coaching debut whenever the 2020 season officially gets underway.
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