Locker Room Talk: Yankees' MiLB Hitting Coach Rachel Balkovec

On today's show, we're looking at how Rachel Balkovec became the first female hitting coach hired by a Major League Baseball team; proving herself every day and earning the respect and vote of confidence from players, coaches and ownership. 

Rachel speaks of how “it’s a privilege to be an underdog,” and doesn’t just look for the easy path. Where does she see herself in 10 years? She says, “General Manager.”

Locker Room Talk is a weekly show highlighting the achievements of women and Latinas in sports. Hosted by Julie Alexandria and Jennifer Mercedes, two Latinas with more than 20 years of sports industry reporting experience, the show celebrates women in all aspects of the sports world by recognizing their contributions and the barriers they have overcome in their journeys. New episodes of Locker Room Talk debut every Wednesday on La Vida Baseball social channels.