Kim Ng, hired by Miami Marlins, becomes MLB’s first female GM

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On Friday, Kim Ng was named general manager of the Miami Marlins, making her the first female GM in major league baseball (MLB) history. She is also the first East Asian American to serve as GM.

Ng has over 30 years of experience in the MLB. Since 2011, she has served as MLB’s senior vice president for baseball operations. Prior to that, she was vice president and assistant GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001-2011. In 2005, Ng became the first woman in MLB history to interview for a GM position.

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In a statement released today, Ng said:

“I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager. We 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. This challenge is one I don’t take lightly.

“When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals. My goal is now to bring Championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”

According to the Marlins press release, Ng is “believed to be the first woman hired to the general manager position by any of the professional men’s sports teams in the North American major leagues.”

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