Last week, the Miami Marlins made history as the first team in Major League Baseball (MLB) to hire a female general manager.
Kim Ng will now become the highest-ranked woman in MLB operations after 30 years of experience in professional baseball. Ng worked for the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers before spending the past nine years as a senior vice-president with MLB. She launched her career in baseball after graduating from the University of Chicago, where she played softball.
“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,” said Ng in a statement.
“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.”