MIAMI – Kim Ng became the oldest woman in baseball operations for a major baseball organization on Friday when she was named general manager of the Miami Marlins.
Ng, a longtime baseball manager who served as MLB’s vice president of baseball operations since 2011, will be the first woman to be hired as general manager of sports history. According to Marlins, it is also the world leader in professional leagues for men in North America.
She began her promotion to Major Baseball about 30 years ago as an intern, and has 21 years of experience managing three clubs: the Chicago White Sox (1990-96), the Yankees of New York (1998-2001) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2002 -11). She has spent the past nine years as Senior Vice President of Major Baseball.
“After decades of determination, it’s the greatest honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins,” Ng said in a statement. When I first came to baseball, it seemed impossible for a woman to lead a Majors team, but I’m tough on pursuing goals. My goal now is to give Miami a championship. ”
Marlins boss Derek Jeter played for the Yankees when Ng worked there.
“We look forward to benefiting from all of Kim’s knowledge and vast experience,” he said in a statement. His leadership at the helm of our baseball operation will play an important role in achieving our goals. In addition, his hard work in developing youth baseball and softball will help us in our efforts to expand these sports as we continue our quest to have a positive impact on communities in South Florida. ”
Ng (pronounced Ang) has worked with teams that have beaten the playoffs eight times and won three World Series. She is the fifth person to lead Marlin’s baseball operations, followed by Michael Hill, whose contract was not renewed after the 2020 season.
– By Steven Wine, Associated Press
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