November 13, 2020
The Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng as their next general manager in a historic move for the MLB. Ng is the first Asian-American and female GM in baseball, according to Yahoo Sports.
“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 is the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations among any team in the MLB.
Kim Ng (pronounced “Ang”) has more than 30 years of experience in baseball, beginning as an intern with the Chicago White Sox in 1990. Her involvement in baseball pre-dates the existence of the Marlins, who were founded in 1991, according to Yahoo Sports. Ng also worked for the New York Yankees from 1998 through 2001, Los Angeles Dodgers from 2002 through 2011, and the MLB commissioner’s office from 2011 through 2020.
Ng’s resumé includes eight postseason appearances, six Championship Series and three World Series, all during her time with the Yankees.
“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 out a great foundation for success. This challenge is one I didn’t take lightly. 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.
My goal is now to bring championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.”
According to Yahoo News, the Marlins became the first NL team to reach the postseason after a 100-loss season the year prior. They lost 98 games in 2018 and 105 in 2019.
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