GROUNDBREAKING

Dodgers Name Sue Falsone Head Trainer

Never before in the history of major professional sports leagues has a woman been head trainer of a team—until now. The Los Angeles Dodgers have selected Sue Falsone, who has worked with NFL, NBA, and NHL players, for the position. Falsone, 37, was hired by the Dodgers in 2008 as the first female physical therapist in the majors. Since she was promoted, Falsone has received thousands of congratulatory emails, but she doesn’t view change as gender-specific. “It’s ironic that people think that the change is about being a woman,” she told MLB.com. “It’s about us as a medical staff looking at new and innovative ways to deal with injuries.” Falsone’s credentials include supervising Curt Schilling’s ankle injury when he was pitching for the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 postseason—when they won the World Series and ended the “Curse of the Bambino.”