Marlins Name Kim Ng MLB's First Female General Manager


Ng is also believed to be the first woman hired to be the general manager by any of the professional men's sports teams in the North American Major Leagues. 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.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter played for the Yankees when Ng became baseball's youngest assistant general manager, at 29, with NY.

Ng worked with the league's commissioner's office from 2011 to 2020 prior to accepting her role with the Marlins. 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. "She will provide the Marlins with vast experience and institutional knowledge along with a calm demeanor and an awesome ability to connect with others - all of which will serve her well in her new leadership role as head of baseball operations".

The Yankees won three World Series titles during Ng's four years as assistant general manager there.

She added: 'This challenge is one I don't take lightly. Lots of baseball fans haven't heard of her, the same way they haven't heard of lots of assistant GMs or baseball lifers who "suddenly" earn higher-profile positions. Ng started as an intern with the club, moving up through various roles until she was promoted to assistant director of baseball operations.

She is also the first Asian-American general manager in Major League Baseball history. She also is familiar with Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, senior VP Gary Denbo and other team employees from their days together with the Yankees.

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Becky Hammon doesn't have the same network of friends in high places to give her a boost, but she's getting there thanks to 16 seasons as a player in the WNBA, splitting time equally between NY and San Antonio, and as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.

'My goal is now to bring Championship baseball to Miami.

The new Marlins GM said in a statement: 'It is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager'. "Anyone who thinks a woman can't manage or coach or lead, I think, is silly". "The team front offices need to have more open hiring practices so they will look more like the residents of their community and of America", the report said.

Ng joins a long-suffering franchise that achieved surprising progress in Year 3 of Jeter's rebuilding effort, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card round.

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's such an example to girls and young women who aspire to have a career in baseball", Ferreira said.