Marlins Hire Kim Ng, MLB’s First Female GM

Kim Ng. Image by Toadboy123/Wikipedia

The Miami Marlins and Kim Ng made history over the weekend, as the long-time front office executive was named the first female general manager in MLB and major American professional sports history.

Ng, who spent the past ten seasons working for Major League Baseball as its senior vice president of baseball operations, will re-join the club foray and look to lead the Marlins forward and build on their 2020 playoff berth.

The Indiana native has ample experience in professional baseball, having worked for the past three decades in the game. She started out with the Chicago White Sox, where she worked in various positions from 1990 to 1996.

After this, Ng joined the New York Yankees at the age of 28 where she worked as assistant general manager. She was the youngest person to hold this title in the game at the time.

Ng then joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in the same capacity from 2002 to 2011, when she made the transition to the league office.

Ng will now look to guide the Marlins into a new era under owner Derek Jeter and build on the progress the team made in 2020 and the ample collection of young talent it has.

It’s a groundbreaking moment for the league, the Marlins, and Ng, who is now the first woman to hold such a high title in major North American professional sports.