The Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng the team’s next general manager, as she becomes the first female general manager in Major League Baseball history.
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Ng, 51, started at the bottom in baseball management more than 30 years ago and worked her way up, serving most recently as Major League Baseball’s senior vice president of baseball operations and previously as assistant general manager for both the Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“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 that accompanied the team’s announcement.
Ng said her goal would be to bring championship baseball back to South Florida.
“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” she said. “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.”