Marlins hire Kim Ng as first female general manager in MLB history

Nov 13 2020, 10:33 am

The Miami Marlins have made a history-making hire, naming Kim Ng as their new general manager.

Ng is not only the first female GM in Major League Baseball history but also the first woman to hold the position of general manager by any major professional men’s team in North American sports.

Ng is also just the second person of Asian descent to lead an MLB team, following former Los Angeles Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi, who is now the president of baseball operations with the San Francisco Giants.

Ng, 52, has more than 30 years of MLB experience, including 21 years in the front offices of the Chicago White Sox (1990-1996), New York Yankees (1998-2001), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-2011). Ng rose to the role of assistant director of baseball operations with the White Sox, and held the role of assistant general manager during her time with the Yankees. She was the vice president and assistant general manager while with the Dodgers.

In 2011, Ng took on the role of senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball.

β€œOn behalf of principal owner Bruce Sherman and our entire ownership group, we look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement. β€œHer leadership of our baseball operations team will play a major role on our path toward sustained success. Additionally, her extensive work in expanding youth baseball and softball initiatives will enhance our efforts to grow the game among our local youth as we continue to make a positive impact on the South Florida community.”

β€œI entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honour of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next general manager,” Ng said in a statement. β€œWe are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of incredibly talented and dedicated staff who have, over the last few years, laid a great foundation for success.”

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