Red Sox hire Bianca Smith who becomes professional baseball's first ...

Boston Red Sox hire Bianca Smith, 29, who becomes professional baseball's first African-American female coach The Boston Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith, 29, to be a minor league coach, making her the first black woman to hold that title in professional baseball For the last few years, she's worked as an assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University (Wisconsin) and at the University of Dallas Now she will work at the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida Smith said she never envisioned an opportunity like this would be possible: 'This is not really something I thought about when I was younger. I kind of fell into it' In 2020, Alyssa Nakken became the first woman on an MLB coaching staff In November, the Marlins named Kim Ng general manager, making her the first woman to hold that title in any of the country's four major pro sports leagues

By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:20 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 19:52 GMT, 5 January 2021

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The Boston Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith to be a minor league coach, making her the first black woman to hold that title in professional baseball.

'The opportunity is amazing,' Smith told MLB Network. 'I'm still wrapping my head around it. I probably won't really have it sink in until I'm actually there.'

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For the last two years, the 29-year-old had been working as an assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University (Wisconsin), but will now be working at the club's spring training and player development facility in Fort Myers, Florida.

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