Softball legend Jessica Mendoza has been continuously breaking through the male-dominated world of baseball. She scored another major victory for inclusion with the New York Mets hiring her as a special advisor.
Mendoza will work in baseball operations with the Mets, but retain her broadcasting role with ESPN. The areas that she will assist the franchise in include: player evaluation, roster construction, technological advancement and health and performance.
Several women are on the front lines with Mendoza as pioneers in baseball. Three women have been assistant general manager of major league teams, including MLB's current senior vice president for baseball operations, Kim Ng.
Mendoza has become more well-known by baseball fans the last few years as an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. In 2015, she became the first female analyst for a nationally-televised playoff game and the first to work a Men's College World Series game.
Mendoza has worked with ESPN in a number of roles since 2007 and was primarily known for calling Women's College World Series games prior to her work in baseball. She had a storied softball career and was a two-time Olympian.
Mendoza was the 2006 USA Softball Athlete of the Year. She was a four-time All-American at Stanford and holds school records for batting average, hits, runs and home runs.
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