Bianca Smith: Breaking Barriers as Pro-Baseball’s First Black Female Coach

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Bianca Smith broke through the boundaries of tradition when she was hired by the Boston Red Sox as a Minor League coach in January, making her the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball.

Smith, 30, joins the Red Sox organization after most recently serving as the assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University in Wisconsin.

"The opportunity is amazing," Smith said in an interview with the MLB Network at the time. "I think it’s a great opportunity also to kind of inspire other women who are interested in this game."

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