(photo via SF Giants Twitter)
Super exciting moment for baseball’s female fanbase.
Nice write-up of the event and Nakken’s career background from MLB.com.
While Nakken downplayed the achievement, players on both teams seemed to understand the significance of the moment. Nakken received a congratulatory handshake from Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer and a big hug from Giants catcher Curt Casali when she returned to the dugout in the bottom of the third.
“I just introduced myself, congratulated her,” Hosmer said. “It’s obviously a special moment for her, and a special moment for the game. … It’s something she should be really proud of.”