team’s infielders at the Red Sox
minor league facility in Fort Meyers,
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history.
Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Wisconsin’s Carroll University, was named a coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.
Smith, 29, becomes the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball.
She will work with the team’s infielders at the Red Sox minor league facility in Fort Meyers, Fla.
“She was a great candidate coming in,” Red Sox vice president of player development Ben Crockett told the Boston Globe.
“She’s had some really interesting experiences and has been passionate about growing her skillset and development herself.”