Marlins hire Kim Ng as MLB's first female general manager

Marlins hire Kim Ng as MLB's first female general manager

The hire makes Ng the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations among all 30 MLB teams.

"When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a major league team", she said. "Bud" Selig in 2002, and in 2007 became MLB's head of security.

She is believed to be the first female general manager in the major four North American professional sports.

The Dodgers first hired Ng in 2001, where she served as vice president and assistant general and was involved in all the inner workings of the front office.

"My goal is to bring championship baseball to Miami". She is just the fourth woman to hold the title of assistant general manager in an organization. Jeter, who is Black, has made diversity one of the hallmarks of his tenure with the Marlins, who also have a woman, Caroline O'Connor, as their COO.

The Miami Marlins announced on Friday that they've made baseball history hiring Kim Ng to be their next general manager.

"On 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.

The announcement that Kim Ng has been named general manager of the Miami Marlins is rightfully being celebrated as meaningful progress for women in the male-dominated sports world. "One of the things I've really tried to do in my career is to prove myself day in and day out and make sure I align myself with people who can be influential, and who have really good reputations".

"This challenge is one I don't take lightly", Ng said. She became a full-time employee in 1991 and was promoted to assistant director of baseball operations under Ron Schueler, who was the GM then in 1995.

A virtual news conference for Ng is planned for Monday.

The 51-year-old is also the first Asian-American to hold such a position in baseball.

"It's just an archaic idea to think that women can't lead men, that character and leadership qualities are only to the male of the species", Hammon said. "Kudos to the Marlins".

So, a text exchange between her and Jean Afterman, the New York Yankees' assistant general manager and senior vice president, ensued.

Nick Vincent #44 of the Miami Marlins picthes in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, October 8, 2020.

"It is a tremendous achievement to be the first female GM in Major League Baseball, and I hope young girls (and boys) take notice of this and further understand that there are no limits to their dreams", Afterman said in a written statement.

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