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Diamondbacks minor league affiliate promotes woman to become team's manager

Jan 21, 2023

The Hillsboro Hops, the High-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have promoted Ronnie Gajownik to be their manager for the 2023 season.

Gajownik is the second woman to be a manager in professional baseball — the New York Yankees' Low-A Tampa Tarpons hired Rachel Balkovec to manage their club last year.

Gajownik is now is the first woman to be a manager at the High-A level.

"It feels great to this opportunity, especially with the Diamondbacks," Gajownik said in a statement. "They saw my potential in me as a coach and as a person, and then obviously taking that chance with me last year. So this opportunity means a lot to me. Hopefully, everybody who's been involved with me and also hopefully all the little girls and the women who are seeing this know that if you're qualified, you can do it. And... that's all you need to be. If you're qualified, you can go ahead and do whatever it is you're passionate about."

Source: Fox News

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