The Miami Marlins broke one of baseball’s glass ceilings by becoming the first club to hire a woman as General Manager in Major League Baseball, or any professional men’s team in the US.
Kim Ng (pronounced Eng) also became the first Asian-American to lead a team, and it’s obviously not the result of any diversity quota.
Kim brings 30 years of experience in the hindquarters of the Major Leagues, filling positions, first with the Chicago White Sox in 1990 as an intern, and rising to become Assistant General Manager of the New York Yankees, and VP / Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Kim’s appointment makes history in all professional sports and sets a meaningful example for the millions of women and girls who love baseball and softball,” said Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. in a statement.
He began his career playing softball for 4 years at the University of Chicago, and before assuming the presidency of the Marlins he served as MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations.
His broad support for the youth game was noted by the Marlins CEO, none other than Derek Jeter, who said, “His extensive work in expanding youth baseball and softball initiatives will enhance our efforts to grow the game among our youth. locals as they continue to have a positive impact on the South Florida community. “
“We couldn’t be more excited to have your experience … Your leadership of our baseball operations team will play an important role in our journey to sustained success,” added Jeter.
“I entered the Major Leagues as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is my career honor to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager,” Ng said in a Marlins press conference.
“This challenge is one that I do not take lightly. When I entered this business, it seemed unlikely that a woman would lead a major league team, but I am stubborn in pursuit of my goals. My goal now is to bring championship baseball to Miami. I am honored and excited to continue to build the winning culture that our fans expect and deserve. ”
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