Rachel Balkovec, first woman manager in American baseball, embracing being a role model

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Last summer, managing in the Futures Game, LaTroy Hawkins was blown away by Rachel Balkovec’s resume. Looking for coaches for the annual event, the former big league reliever thought she was beyond qualified for a hitting coach job and it was well past time for a woman to be a part of the game that showcases minor leaguers during MLB’s All-Star Weekend. “When she walked in, she was immediately ready to do the job,” the former Yankees and Mets reliever said. “She not only had the breakdown on the players on the other team, but on our team. She was confident. She was bilingual. She wa…

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