Women and MLB

May 3, 2022

It is clear now that although a league of their own is still needed in many aspects, these women are proving that the MLB and MiLB can include highly qualified women in a variety of positions.

Here are links to their stories:


Kelsie Whitmore

“The 23-year-old two-way player signed with the FerryHawks on April 8, making her one of the first women to sign a contract with a professional league affiliated with Major League Baseball.”  source MLB.com

Elizabeth Benn-(with whom we have been honored to share the field)

“The Mets on Monday announced the addition of Benn to their baseball operations staff, making her the department’s highest-ranking female in the franchise history.” source New York Post.

Alyssa Nakken

“I think we’re all inspirations doing everything that we do on a day-to-day basis,” Nakken said. “I think this carries a little bit more weight because of the visibility. Obviously there’s a historical nature to it. But again, this is my job.” source MLB.com

Rachel Balkovec 

“Barrier Broken: Balkovec ‘highly aware’ of impact of her managerial debut.” source MLB.com


Bianca Smith

“I think it’s a great opportunity also to kind of inspire other women who are interested in this game…” source MLB.com


Kim Ng

“Ng joins Marlins as MLB’s first woman GM.” source MLB