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The Miami Marlins are hiring Kim Ng as their new general manager, making her the first female GM in Major League Baseball history, according to ESPN. Ng will also be the first female general manager or head coach of any of the four major North American men’s sports leagues.
The team announced on Friday that they will be hiring 51-year-old Ng, who has been the MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations for the past nine years. She has also served as the assistant general manager for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, and has worked with teams that made the playoffs eight times and won the World Series three times.
“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. “Her 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.”
Ng started in baseball as an intern and has also spent time in the front office of the Chicago White Sox. She will be the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations and is the first female general manager of any of the four major North American men’s sports leagues. “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,” Ng said in a statement. “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.”
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