Rachel Balkovec cheered in debut managing Yankees affiliate


              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec (22) acknowledges cheers from fans in the stands, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the second inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, chats in the dugout with pitchers Juan Carela, left, and Yon Castro, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec points from the dugout, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec (22) acknowledges cheers from fans in the stands, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the second inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, chats in the dugout with pitchers Juan Carela, left, and Yon Castro, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec points from the dugout, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, exchanges fist bumps on the field with center fielder Jasson Dominguez, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, chats in the dugout with center fielder Jasson Dominguez, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec stands for the national anthem while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec chats in the dugout with first baseman Anthony Garcia, left, center fielder Jasson Dominguez, second from left, infielder Connor Cannon, right, and shortstop Alexander Vargas, lower right, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, signs autographs for fans, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, left, stands for a ceremonial photo with Lakeland Flying Tigers manager Andrew Graham (17), home plate umpire Chris Argueza, second from left, and Conor McKenna before a baseball game, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic made her debut as the first female to manage a professional baseball team as the minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec jogs to the first base coach's box, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the second inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, second from left, speaks to her players on the field, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, signs autographs for fans, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, before a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovic is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
            
              Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec, right, watches from the dugout, while making her debut as a minor league manager of the Tarpons, a Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lakeland, Fla. Balkovec is the first female to manage a professional baseball team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Rachel Balkovec cheered in debut managing Yankees affiliate