MODESTO (CBS13) — For the first time in history, a Latina woman has been named as the general manager of a minor league baseball team.
Veronica Hernandez is in a league of her own, shattering not one but two glass ceilings after being named the first-ever female general manager of the Modesto Nuts.READ MORE: Gun Found In Desk Of Second Grader At South Sacramento School, District Says
“I always wanted to earn a position because of my skill,” she said. “I want it because I’ve done the work, because I’ve done a good job.”
The east coast transplant has an extensive business and baseball background, earning her a spot in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners’ minor league team.
“There are so many males out there in female-related industries: gynecologists, doctors, in general, coaches for female sports,” Hernandez said. “How can they coach females if they’ve never played in a female sport before?”READ MORE: Call Kurtis Investigates Whether You’re Getting What You Paid For At The Pump
“What boys can do, you can do,” said Jessie Jones.
Jones is nuts for her local minor league team, and now, the new GM.
“It’s a men’s sport and you normally don’t see girls doing that kind of stuff. It takes a lot of courage to do that,” Jones said.MORE NEWS: Elk Grove Zoo Could Open By Summer 2027
Hernandez is hoping for a championship ring for her first season and says she’d dedicate the winning season to players and fans.