As baseball announcer Harry Carey used to say, “HOLY COW” Congrats! Rachel Balkovec! I remember back in the early 70’s when Windom, Minnesota High School Football Coach Ron Meyer gave a girl the opportunity to play football! I know her last name was Flatguard, first name Kathy? I hate it that my memory is not always good! She tried out as a kicker. I am telling you that these women that play college softball, can outplay many men! There may come a time when MLB sees its first woman player! What do you think?
Prior to the 2020 baseball season, the New York Yankees hired Rachel Balkovec as one of the first full-time hitting coaches in any big-league organization.
This season, Balkovec will be managing a Class A minor league affiliate.
Balkovec, 34, is set to become the manager of the Yankees’ Low-A Tampa Tarpons. More Here