Rachel Balkovec Becomes First Female to Manage Minor League Baseball Team
Rachel Balkovec has became the first female manager in affiliated professional baseball. Balkovec will manage the Low-a Tampa Tarpons next season and has been a coach in professional baseball for 10 years. She also became the first female full-time hitting coach in an MLB organization when she took the role in 2019. Balkovec coached in the Australian Baseball League after the pandemic canceled the 2020 Minor League season and was named to the coaching staff for the 2021 All-star Futures Game.